The Delaware and Hudson has installed 10,984 butt-welded joints in 12 locations comprising 446,024 feet of rail. The longest continuous stretch of rail is 7018 feet. Of the welded joints, there have been only 29 failures, a failure rate of 0.26 percent; 25 failures occurred in thermit welds and four in flash welds. The causes of failure are itemized. Comparative maintenance costs between the welded rail and jointed rail for two locations are presented in tabular form. The man-hours expended per annum per mile were 19.75 and 25.71 for welded and jointed track, respectively, for the Port Henry, N.Y., installation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1942-1-23

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  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM