The purpose of the test was to determine the economy and practicability of repairing worn or cracked cast manganese guard rails by building them up with electric arc welding. The 130-lb. P.S. guard rails were placed in "South Interlocking" at Altoona, Pa., in very severe service locations. The 131 R.E. guard rails were placed in a ladder track at the west end of Antis Yard, Altoona, Pa. After 2.5 years service, all guard rails have given satisfactory service at the locations they were applied. The 130 P.S. guard rails at "South Interlocking" are showing heavy wear, while the 131 R.E. at the west end at Antis Yard are showing relatively light wear and are in good condition. From the results of this test, it is concluded that the building up to worn cast manganese guard rails, by use of electric arc welding, is practical and economical.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penn Central Transportation Company

    Transportation Center, 6 Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104
  • Publication Date: 1954-4-15

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Test No. 556
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM