Curves and sharp curves

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Tue Jun 28 15:43:05 EDT 2011

On 6/28/2011 1:25 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:

> When laying rail that is to be placed on curves, are they machine

> rolled to match the radius, or are they forced into placed?

> Thanks;

> Gene A.

I have read that track gangs would bend rails to fit specific curves -
even read descriptions of how to do it. Google Books is great. Of
course, modern welded rail is just laid in place and bends to fit the
location. Making a quarter mile of rail to fit a location would be
almost impossible.

Ken Rickman

Kenneth Rickman
Salisbury, NC

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