WEAR OF IN-SERVICE SWITCH RAILS

A series of three related letters address the problem of excessive wear in switch points. Attempts to relate the wear problem to rail chemistry and hardness are described. It was thought that rail with higher carbon content would resist flow and show less wear than rail low carbon contents. Hardness could not consistently be related to wear.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penn Central Transportation Company

    Transportation Center, 6 Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104
  • Publication Date: 1931-7-21

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Test No. 181
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM