The Railimeter measures rail in two directions simultaneously, and indicates the weight of the section in lb. per year by a pointer on a scale. If side cutting is present, a reading from a side-cut gage is subtracted from the reading of the Railimeter. Where the rail is galled it is of course necessary to displace the chair at the gall when measuring the weight of this section. A chart estimating rail life based on the Railimeter reading is illustrated. The results obtained with this instrument compare favorably with more laborious methods previously used.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Brown, G W
  • Publication Date: 1940-8-23

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 203-204
  • Serial:

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  • Accession Number: 00037687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM