oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - New track for old

Volume 8, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The writer is in full agreement with the general corollary that a heavier rail section should be used on curves than on straights and considers that this approach deserves investigation, since it would seem to offer some economic advantages. To-day with improved methods of measurement of rail stresses there is a tendency to become too theoretical. The proposed 111 lb rail section is, in the writer's opinion, a good compromise between theoretical knowledge, experience and practical considerations.

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