EVALUATION OF FRENCH RAILS

Rails produced by Sacilor Steel Company, in France, were subjected to a battery of tests to determine whether they met the American Railway Engineering Association's specifications for rail of comparable weight, and to some additional tests not specified by the AREA. The French steel did not conform to the AREA requirements for chemical composition, but the rails showed a better combination of strength, hardness, and toughness. The composition used by the French would be more expensive in the United States than the standard AREA analysis.

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads Technical Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAR Rpt R-328 Res Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM