The purpose of this test was to determine the possible advantage, effectiveness, and economy in flame cleaning of rails before the application of grease at rail ends for protection against corrosion. The rail ends in four stretches of new rail totaling seven miles were flame cleaned before greasing. Inspection made at the time of application and after seven years' service revealed that air cleaning and flame cleaning were equally effective. Under the circumstances of this test no advantage is shown for flame cleaning which is considerably more expensive than the usual method.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penn Central Transportation Company

    Transportation Center, 6 Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104
  • Authors:
    • Code, C J
  • Publication Date: 1958-1-15

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Test No. 557 Test Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM