RAIL ABRASION AND END BATTER OF CONTROL COOLED 131 LB. R.E. RAILS

This is a progress report showing results of rail abrasion and end batter of control cooled 131 lb. R.E. rails rolled and treated by various manufacturers and laid during 1935. The Illinois and Bethlehem rails were laid on the Middle division No. 4 westbound passenger tracks on tangent and 4 degrees 0" curve east and west of Lewistown, Pa. The Carnegie and Inland rails were laid on the Panhandle Division No. 1 eastbound passenger and freight track on tangents and curves ranging from 3 degrees 14' to 7 degrees o" west of Carnegie, Pa. It was found that for the tangent track the differences in both abrasion and batter as between thermal treated and ordinary hot bed cooled rails are hardness of the rail has resulted from the thremal treatment. The information for curve is not directly comparable on account of wide variations in curvature where measurements were obtained. There have been no transverse fissures or other failures in either the test or comparative rails during the three year period between measurements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penn Central Transportation Company

    Transportation Center, 6 Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104
  • Publication Date: 1939-7-6

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Test No. 245 Prog Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM