The effective operation of de-icing baths installed on open sections of the London Transport Board system is dependent on advance warning of icing risk so that they can be switched on before traffic ceases at night. When these baths were installed there was a lack of information on the relationship between weather and rail temperature, and led to an investigation to provide this information. It was decided to try to relate rail temperature to air temperature. Analysis of the data provided by the chart records was carried out in a variety of ways, according to the particular information desired. The maximum and minimum values of rail temperature or air temperature was plotted so as to show seasonal trends; diurnal variations of rail temperature at different times of the year, were studied; and the extent to which rail temperatures fall below air temperatures is of interest in connection with icing risk forecasts. The results of some such analyses are discussed.

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    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
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  • Publication Date: 1964-6-19

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 505-512
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  • Accession Number: 00037239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM