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Old 02-13-2012, 09:59 AM
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I found the following charts by accident http://www.icrr.net/rails.htm while looking for something totally unrelated,but sure was pleased to find the information.

I thought I should share the good fortune since I've never seen it posted anywhere before and I have looked for it (though not quite so detailed). Hope it's useful...
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:56 AM
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I know that I jumped at the opportunity to acquire a used rail section that was 4 or 5 feet long (many years ago), and that I was shocked to discover that I was not capable of lifting it into my car without assistance.

But it's a great general purpose anvil surface.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:15 AM
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LOL..They look so small and insignificant ...Until you try to move one around...If you thought that 4 footer was heavy grab the end of a 20-30 foot piece
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Nice find. Thats a bookmarked one for sure.

Was interesting to see how they labeled the track.. The Pennsylvania one at 155 lbs and 3 inched across looks like a keeper for anvil material..

Nice if they supplied a chemical makeup to..
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LW Hiway passed this link along several years ago that's in General Welding Information:

Rail & Joint Bars

Might be duplicate information but the cross sections and weights are nicely presented.
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I'm pricing a house demo right now that has two 24' pieces that they used for beams. Glad I'll have the excavator there to lift them with! No idea what profile they are, but I'll be torching them in half to load them either on my truck or trailer to haul them anyway. Not sure what I'll do with them yet though.
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... Nice if they supplied a chemical makeup to..
See chart toward the bottom:

http://www.keytometals.com/page.aspx...ite=kts&NM=244

Here's a typical analysis by a company that re-rolls rail steel. It also lists some ASTM specs.

http://www.jssteel.com/content/chemi...l-steel-angles
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Another thing to consider is they get work hardened after years in service..get harder than a witches heart.
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... get harder than a witches heart.
I always forget, is that harder or softer than woodpecker lips?
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They get harder than a goats head when heated to 1600F and quenched in oil.
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