It was the purpose of the test to determine by service if Briquetted Sponge Iron Scrap used in the manufacture of steel rail instead of the usual steel scrap would develop any advantage or superiority from the standpoint of wear or other service conditions. The rails were laid alternating five special and five ordinary rails on the outer and inner sides of curve. After a service of 13 months and immediately before removal from track measurements of head wear were taken on 12 special and 12 comparative rails (6 high and 6 low) around the curve. This test has shown considerable increased wear on an 8 deg. 00' curve in heavy traffic territory for 130 lb. PS open-hearth rail manufactured with Briquetted Sponge Iron Scrap compared with same weight and process rail manufactured by regular products which include Scrap Steel.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penn Central Transportation Company

    Transportation Center, 6 Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104
  • Authors:
    • Boyd, J K
  • Publication Date: 1949-1-27

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Test No. 102 Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM