Technical Reports

Defect and Wear Studies on Premium and Standard Rails : Rail Wear Experiment RME IV, 0-35 MGT

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 1985
AUTHOR: Richard P. Reiff
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: TTC-030
SUBJECT: Tracks & Structures
ABSTRACT: This report presents the first results of the Rail Metallurgy IV Defect and Wear Studies at the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (FAST). The installation and design of the test are described, along with data results from the first 35 million gross tons (MGT) of traffic over the test section. The primary objective of testing is to evaluate wear differences between premium rails.
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