Properties of 60 Kg Rails
60 kg rails are rails that are used in railway tracks and have a weight of 60 kilograms per meter. They are typically made of steel and are used for heavy-duty rail traffic, such as freight trains and high-speed passenger trains. They are strong and durable, able to withstand the weight and force of trains passing over them. They are typically used in main line and high-speed rail tracks, and can also be used in industrial and mining applications. The standard length of 60 kg rails is 12.5 meters and are mostly used in Indian railways.
Some properties of 60 kg rails
- They have a high resistance to wear and tear, which helps to prolong the life of the rail and reduce the need for maintenance and replacement.
- They have a high level of stiffness, which helps to reduce the vibrations and noise generated by trains passing over them.
- They are typically produced through a process called “rolling,” in which a large piece of steel is heated and then passed through a set of rollers to achieve the desired shape and size.
- They have a standard head width of 160 mm and a standard height of 60 mm.
- They are designed to be used with heavy-duty railway sleepers (ties) and fastenings, in order to provide a strong and stable base for the rail.
- They are usually used with other components like fishplates, clips, bolts, dog spikes etc.
- With the increasing demand for higher speeds, 60 kg rails are being replaced by higher strength rails like 90 kg and 115 kg.