Vignoles rail
The rail profile is the cross sectional shape of a railway rail, perpendicular to the length of the rail.
Early rails were made of wood, cast iron or wrought iron. All modern rails are hot rolled steel of a specific cross sectional profile. Typically the cross section (profile) approximates to an I-beam but is asymmetric about a horizontal axis (however see grooved rail below). The head is profiled to resist wear and to give a good ride, the foot is profiled to suit the fixing system.
Unlike some other uses of iron and steel, railway rails are subject to very high stresses and have to be made of very high quality steel. It took many decades to improve the quality of the materials, including the change from iron to steel. Minor flaws in the steel that pose no problems in reinforcing rods for buildings can, however, lead to broken rails and dangerous derailments when used on railway tracks.
By and large, the heavier the rails and the rest of the trackwork, the heavier and faster the trains these tracks can carry.
The rails represent a substantial fraction of the cost of a railway line. Only a small number of rail sizes are made by steelworks at one time, so a railway must choose the nearest suitable size. Worn, heavy rail from a mainline is often reclaimed and downgraded for re-use on a branchline, siding or yard.

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Rail profile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[edit]. Vignoles rail as used for the London and Croydon Railway in 1839. Vignoles rail as used for the Birmingham and Gloucester ...
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Charles Blacker Vignoles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[edit]. In 1836 he suggested the use, on the London and Croydon Railway, of a flat-bottomed rail, first invented by the American ...
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Vignoles rail - Merriam-Webster Online
after Charles B. Vignoles †1875 Eng. engineer. This word doesn't usually appear in our free dictionary, but the definition from our premium Unabridged ...
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3.5 Vignoles Rail for The Railway Track - Scribd
Vignoles rail is the popular name of the flat-bottomed rail used internationally for railway track, recognising engineer Charles Vignoles who established it in ...
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Watch Vignoles Rail Video
Vignoles rail is the popular name of the flat-bottomed rail used internationally for railway track, recognising engineer Charles...
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Track used on British railway lines
Cast iron tends to fracture and there was much debate as to the best cross- sectional shape. One of the pioneering railway engineers, a chap called Vignoles , ...
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Charles Blacker Vignoles: Romantic Engineer - Google Books Result
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Patent US3977635 - Railway switch for Vignoles rails - Google Patents
Railway switch for Vignoles rails, comprising a frog tip and wing rails arranged for swivelling movement, each of the wing rails engaging the frog tip in a ...
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Profiles of rail include: 1- Bullhead rail 2- Grooved rail 3- Vignoles rail (flat- bottomed rail) 4- Flanged T rail 5- Bridge rail (inverted U) 6- Barlow rail (inverted V) ...
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Rails - ArcelorMittal Profil
En tant qu'agent d'usine ArcelorMittal sur la France, nous avons en permanence un stock de rails pour ponts roulants et de rails vignole, dans toutes les ...
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Charles Blacker Vignoles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
7 Later life; 8 Vignoles rail; 9 Legacy and honours; 10 References; 11 External links .... He became professor of civil engineering at University College, London.
Rail profile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
3.1 Flanged rail; 3.2 Baulk rail; 3.3 Barlow rail; 3.4 Vignoles rail; 3.5 Flanged T ..... American Railroad in the Nineteenth Century, University of Delaware Press, ...
Vignoles, Charles Blacker - Ask About Ireland
Charles Blacker Vignoles, civil engineer, was born on 31st May, 1793 at ... credit for the invention of the eponymous 'Vignoles rail', although it seems more likely that ... Vignoles was Professor of Civil Engineering at University College London ...
Life of Charles Blacker Vignoles ...: A Reminiscence of Early ...
Life of Charles Blacker Vignoles ...: A Reminiscence of Early Railway History ( 1889). Author: Olinthus John Vignoles Publisher: Longmans, Green, and co.
Charles Vignoles - Grace's Guide
Nov 5, 2012... an influential early railway engineer, and inventor of the Vignoles rail. ... the first Professor of Civil Engineering at University College, London ...
Charles Blacker Vignoles: Romantic Engineer - 9780521239301 ...
Vignoles, Charles Blacker,--1793-1875; Engineers--Great Britain--Biography. Library of Congress ... The North Union, the Midland Counties railways, and the Vignoles rail, 1834–9; 7. The Sheffield and ... Cambridge University Press 2013.
Vignoles, Charles Blacker (DNB00) - Wikisource, the free online library
Jan 31, 2011 ... His father, Charles Henry Vignoles, a descendant of a Huguenot ... engineering at University College, the first inaugurated in England, ... During the railway mania in 1846–8 Vignoles was engaged on a large number of lines.
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Returning to England in May 1823, he was engaged in railway surveys, including ... Vignoles was Professor of Civil Engineering at University College London ...
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Charles Blacker Vignoles: Romantic Engineer
Charles Blacker Vignoles: Romantic Engineer
K. H. Vignoles, 1982
At a discussion of a paper read to the I.C.E. by Francis Fox in February 1861, Vignoles stressed the importance of elasticity, and declared a preference for Vignoles rails laid on cross sleepers, while G. P. Bidder, the President, preferred the ...
Life of Charles Blacker Vignoles ...: Soldier and Civil Engineer, ...
Life of Charles Blacker Vignoles ...: Soldier and Civil Engineer, ...
Olinthus John Vignoles, 1889
1836 ALSO TO 'EASTERN COUNTIES' RAILWAY 201 The largest number of shares was taken in Liverpool, and two proprietors from that town were on the directorate ; but we can see from an observation of Vignoles, found in his diary for ...
Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents
Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents
United States. Patent Office, 1916
Llebmann, August G., Butte, Mont., assignor to Vignoles rail Chair Company, New York. N. Y. Rail-chair. No. 1,120,513; Jan. 20; Oaz. vol. 210; p. 1280. Llebmann, August G., Butte, Mout., assignor to Vignoles rail Chair Company, New York, ...
Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office
Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office
United States. Patent Office, 1915
Liebmann, August G., Butte, Mont., assignor to Vignoles rail Chair Company, New York, N. Y. Rail-chair for bridges. No. 1,126,519; Jan. 26; Gaz. vol. 210; p. 1289. Liebmann, August G., Butte, Mont., assignor to Vignoles rail Chair Company, ...
Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office
Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office
1915
Liebmann, August G., Butte, Mont., assignor to Vignoles rail Chair Company, New York, N. Y. Rail-chair. No. 1,126,496 ; Jan. 26 ; Gaz. vol. 210 ; p. 1278. Liebmann, August G., Butte, Mont., assignor to Vignoles rail Chair Company, New York, ...
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rails i ferradures: Charles Blacker Vignoles y su epónimo rail.
Charles Blacker Vignoles nació en el Woodbrook, condado de Wexford , Irlanda , el 31 mayo 1793. Huérfano desde muy joven, fue llevado a Inglaterra y criado por su abuelo, profesor de Matemáticas en la Real Academia Militar Woolwich .
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Coventry's River: Holyhead Road to Spon End: Vignoles Bridge. Meadow Street. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Some of the Horseley iron footbridges bridges on the Coventry and Oxford Canals built 1832-34, may have been designed by C.B.Vignoles. Vignoles Bridge - Meadow Street is a Scheduled (Ancient) Monument. These are subject to the Ancient Monuments Acts which take precedence over listed buildings procedures. Charles Blacker Vignoles (31 May 1793 – 17 November 1875) was an influential early railway engineer. Vignoles supervised the construction of the first railway in Ireland in 1834, and was then employed to survey and construct a number of railways in the British Isles and on in mainland europe. Between 1847 and 1853 Vignoles built, and also designed, the suspension bridge over the River Dnieper in Kiev, Russia. Five years later, he surveyed and supervised the construction of the 155-mile (250 km) Tudela and Bilbao Railway in Spain. A general form of construction developed for bridges spanning canals comprised four main side castings, two each side joined at the centre span by a form of locking plate and then bolted together. Cast iron plates were then fitted to these main castings by bolts or set screws forming an arch at the level of the bottom profile of the side castings and creating a smooth appearance. The upper surface of these plates was built up as necessary to form the deck of the bridge. Such bridges were cast for the Oxford and Coventry canals and many for the Birmingham Canal Navigation. Some years ago a bridge, no longer needed in service at Sowe Common, was moved from the Coventry canal to a site in the centre of Coventry.
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1837 - Proposed Railway Colonnade, Dublin - Architecture of Dublin City, Unbuilt Ireland - Archiseek.com
Architect: Charles Vignoles Originally published as "Outline Plan of Dublin exhibiting the course of the proposed Railway Colonnade Through the
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The Permanent Way of the Metropolitan Railway (Inner Circle and Widened Lines circa 1895-1905) Part 1 – plain track on the prototype | Basilica Fields
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