The Delaware and Hudson, on its main line stretching from Albany, New York, to Montreal, has experimented with frozen joints for continuous-welded rails. For frozen joints, the rails are laid tight, allowing for no expansion at the joints. The elimination of joint maintenance is a main argument in favour of welding into long lengths. The weld itself is expensive, not to speak of the extra cost of handling the long lengths of "ribbon rail." Furthermore, if a rail is damaged, it can easily be replaced, whereas with ribbon rail the section damaged has to be cut out. There may be extensive potential maintenance economics to be effected by laying rail tight with frozen joints.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1958-2-14

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  • Accession Number: 00037669
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM