This report covers a test of 151 lb. R.E. rail in which the base and lower portion of the web at the rail ends is cut square while the head and upper portion of the web is mitred, the change in angle of out taking place about the center of height of web. The mitre makes an angle of 60 degrees with the line of track. For the purpose of test the above rails were laid on the Pittsburgh Division in No. 1 Eastward Freight Track east and west of Ardara on April 27, 1935. For comparison, 67, 131 lb. X-Rails with ordinary square ends were laid at same time adjacent and west of the mitred rails on the same track. After one night's traffic had passed over the rail initial measurements of rail and batter were taken. It was concluded that insofar as rail end batter there is no advantage in the use of mitred end rails over ordinary square cut end rails as determined by batter measurements over a period of one year and-1/2 months service in heavy tonnage freight track.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penn Central Transportation Company

    Transportation Center, 6 Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104
  • Authors:
    • Graham, F M
  • Publication Date: 1937-6-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Test No. 240
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM