This article describes a number of tests conducted on the Illinois Central. One test was conducted to determine whether the removal of the mill scale from the rail ends and fishing surfaces of the plates would reduce the initial rate of bolt tension loss or have beneficial effects on fishplate wear. Insulated joints were also tested. Tests were also carried out with various types of bearing plates in an attempt to eliminate the cutting of soft wooden sleepers by such plates. To prevent creep, 14 rail anchors of different types were fitted per rail length, and in addition 12 rail clips to the rail length were used. Eight different arrangements of the anchors were installed. Various kinds of sleepers and ballast were also tested.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1944-7-7

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  • Accession Number: 00037971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM