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Rail Base Corrosion and Cracking Prevention

Document Series
Technical Reports
Dr. George W. Ritter, EWI; Dr. William C. Mohr, EWI; Dr. David Y. Jeong, Volpe NTS Center; Yim A. Tang, Volpe NTS Center; Cameron Stuart, Federal Railroad Administration, US DOT
Report Number
Subject Track, Tracks & Structures, Track/Train Interactions
Rail base corrosion, corrosion, corrosion treatments, fatigue, rail life

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Last updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014