STP644: Welding of Railroad Rails—A Literature and Industry Survey

    Hauser, D
    Research metallurgist, Battelle-Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio

    Pages: 24    Published: Jan 1978


    Literature and industrial sources relating to methods for welding of railroad rails are surveyed. The welding processes included are thermite, flash, gas-pressure, and arc welding. Process and procedural descriptions, weldment properties, service performance in track, fabrication costs, and production rates are reviewed.


    steels, railroad tracks, welded joints, arc welding, flash welding, gas welding, thermite welding

    Paper ID: STP27106S

    Committee/Subcommittee: A01.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27106S

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