STP644

    Welding of Railroad Rails—A Literature and Industry Survey

    Published: Jan 1978


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    Abstract

    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.

    Keywords:

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


    Author Information:

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


    Paper ID: STP27106S

    Committee/Subcommittee: A01.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27106S


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