JOINT DEFLECTION AND RAIL END BATTER ON 130 LB RAIL EMPLOYING UNCONVENTIONAL METHOD OF LAYING

The purpose of this test was to determine if rails matched and laid in a continuous stretch of track with ends in same position as when passing through the hot saws at the rail mill show less joint deflection and rail end batter than rails received from the mills and laid in the usual way. The matching and laying of rails for the test produced 92 joints where ends were matched due to different ingots and rail classification. Initial measurements of joint deflections and rail end batter were taken during May 1930, and these measurements were repeated at intervals over a period of eight years. The final inspection was made during May 1938. It was concluded that to load, identify, distribute and lay rail matched in the same order as rolled and hot sawed at the mill would unquestionably result in higher manufactoring and rail laying costs than now exist. The results of this test with a limited number of rails matched, compared with rails not matched, show no improvement over the usual method of shipping and laying rail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penn Central Transportation Company

    Transportation Center, 6 Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104
  • Publication Date: 1945-4-20

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Test No. 72
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM