Why Gaps Are Left In Railway Tracks

Before the invention of continuous welded rail (CWR), traditional railway tracks are lengths of rails joined by rail joints (joint bars, fishplate). If you look closely at the rails, you will find that every certain distance, that is more than 12 or 24 meters, there will be a small gap between the two rails. It …

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Development Of Railway Steel

Railway steel or some called rail steel is used for making railroad tracks. Railroad tracks are bearing heavy loads and subject to wear and fatigue. So the grade of railway steel must meet the demands of train speed and load. Proper chemical composition of railway steel enables the rails to have enough hardness and wear …

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What Is A Railroad Frog?

A railroad frog is a device that helps the wheels rolling from one track to another. It is also called the “common crossing”. As a part of the railroad switch, it takes the area where two rails cross. Crossing nose and wing rails are main parts of the frog.  To understand how the railroad frog …

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Railway Track Structure Overview

The railway track is a British express of the tracks on a railway. It is also called railroad track in the United States. Usually, people talk about the railway track as a whole structure including rails, sleepers, fasteners, ballast (or slab track ) and subgrade. The structure can be divided into two parts, the superstructure …

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How Are Railroad Tracks Made

Railroad tracks, also called railroad rails or railway tracks, are essential for railway systems for its function of leading trains move forward and carrying loads then transfer it to the lower structure. With the development of railways in the direction of high-speed and heavy-load, modern requirements for rail quality are getting higher and higher. As …

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Railroad Track Inspection

In railroad transportation, railroad tracks support and lead the locomotives to move forward. If the tracks crack, the trains may derail or turn over which will cause serious damage to people’s lives and property. Railroad track inspection is the process of using non-destructive testing (NDT) methods to detect rails in a planned way to find …

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Types Of Railway Tracks

How many types of railway tracks are there in the world? Probably more than you think. Types of railway tracks can be divided from different aspects such as the rail gauge, the construction form, etc. Railway tracks with different rail gauges Rail gauge is the distance between the rails of a railroad track or the …

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