The advantages of welding were the elimination of an undesirable microstructure from the steel, the elimination of low spots in the rail at a point of metallurgical weakness, and the recovery of much rail for main line use which otherwise might be relegated to secondary service or scrapped. Laboratory tests and service experience in the U.S. thus appear to show that it is preferable to repair wheel-burns by welding than to leave the damaged rails in the track without welding. Repairing up to eight or nine burns per rail would probably be cheaper than replacing it and would therefore be justified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1958-8-8

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  • Accession Number: 00037656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM