A specimen of British UIC 860-A rail of 113 lb/yd (51.2 kg/m) section was examined as part of a survey of a variety of foreign and domestic rails manufactured through the utilization of improved alloys or unconventional processes. The British rail was produced by a continuous casting process. The continuous cast blooms, rather than the final rail section, are slow-cooled in this process. Data gathered during an extensive metallurgical investigation showed that this material meets all existing AREA specifications, except for a slightly high manganese content and the details of the slow cooling. It compares favorably with previously tested rail in regard to both metallurgical and physical properties.

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAR R-271 Proj H-111Res Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM