A novel method of rail wear measurement is being used on the London Midland and Scottish Railway in order to compare rails of special composition or rails which have been specially treated to increase resistance to wear. The apparatus is simple, and consists of a jig formed to the contour of the part of the rail to be measured, and a dial gauge reading to 0.5 in. by 0.001 in. graduations. The actual gauging can be done at the rate of about one minute per section.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1940-8-30

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  • Accession Number: 00037686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM