Performance of New Rail before First Grind

Leaders: Robert Harris, LORAM and Dan Bjork, CN Railway

Description: Explore several questions around the grinding requirements for new rail, e.g.: Is there a point at which it is too late for a first grind - does it become impossible to catch up with damage at some point? Is there a new/better shape that could be employed to minimize pre-grind damage to new rail?

Status: This project was initiated but stalled due partially to retirements of key personnel.

Last review: 19JAN17 see link.

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