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ASCE 40# Rail

ASCE 40# Rail

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What is the ASTM specification for 40# rail?  I understand that the ASTM A1 spec only covers rail greater than 60#.  Can 40# rail be spec'd as conforming to ASTM A1, Grade 700A?  If not, how would 40# rail be specified?

Dik

RE: ASCE 40# Rail

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RE: ASCE 40# Rail

No response, Dik.  Maybe because this is not a forum watched by many.  Come to think of it, a 40# rail is not something railroad engineers would use...if you still need an answer, maybe better to post in the Structural forum where crane rail folks hang out.

RE: ASCE 40# Rail

Dik:
Assuming you are still interested..., Hokie bumped my interest...., and left me a green star.

You may want to contact various crane manufacturers or go to the AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, the old A.R.E.A.), or the AAR (Association of American Railroads)  they will have complete specs. and info. on available rails.  The ASCE 40 is indeed one of the lighter crane rails, it is certainly not used on the railroads.

My specs. and info. on the subject of rails is so old as to be almost useless for really answering your question directly, if I could even lay my hands on it quickly.  Although, the only things which might likely have change would be steel chemistry, mechanical properties, and the latest treatment methods.

RE: ASCE 40# Rail

I'd just call:

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive
www.bhamrail.com
5205 5th Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020-2754
(205) 424-1000

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

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