The continuous welding of rails as practiced in the United States by five railways is summarized. Summarizing the collective views at the time of this article, it was clear that expansion and contraction would not present problems. It was equally clear that there are appreciable savings in the costs of maintenance as compared with standard jointed track. There are good prospects of longer rail life, because destructive action on the part of the rails is reduced. Rolling stock rides more quickly and smoothly. Track circuits give less trouble, and can be lengthened.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1944-10-22

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  • Accession Number: 00037978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM