The conversion of the British Railways, excluding the London Transport railways, to 109-lb flat-bottom rail for main lines and heavily travelled secondary lines and high speed lines and 98-lb flat-bottom rail for lightly travelled lines is discussed. The conversion from bull-head rail for 22,000 track miles is projected to take 40-50 years. The 109-lb rail will be 4 percent heavier than the 95-lb bull-head rail per track mile. Cost savings are expected due to increased life, reduced maintenance and fewer components, such as fasteners, needed when compared to the bull-head rails.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1949-2-4

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  • Accession Number: 00037881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM