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A day in the life of a jointed track

ΔG = αLΔT°. Free expansion

For a free thermal expansion jointed track the rails expand and contract freely and the track components do not provide any resistance to oppose this rail length variation. 1,180 more words


When a 20 m rail is 20 m long?

Perhaps I’m splitting hairs here, but it is a fair question to ask:

When a 20 m rail is 20 m long?

Please, have your say and feel free to comment below, after voting! 659 more words


Jointed track response to rail temperature variations

The thermal behaviour of the jointed track can be analysed throughout a full annual temperature variation and used to define the joint expansion gap variations. The joint gap varies between the maximum value and zero and this is related to the way the rails are allowed by the track resistance forces to contract and expand in the joint. 1,922 more words


Dreaming of picnics and outdoor meals

We had a beautiful sunny blue-skyed day today after Storm Doris passed. My washing dried on the line and it was the sort of nice weather I wished I had more washing to do, but I am all up to date. 330 more words


An introduction to rail thermal force calculations

I feel very honoured and proud to see the article “An introduction to rail thermal force calculations” I wrote with my friend, Levente Nogy, published and featured on the front cover of the  6 more words


Oh, My Sweet Wesley

My new goat, Wesley. He is half Nigerian Dwarf and half Fainting.

He has one Nigerian ear and one Fainting. :)