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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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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Rail profile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rail profile is the cross sectional shape of a railway rail, perpendicular to the length ..... Vignoles rail is the popular name of the flat-bottomed rail, recognising ...
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Flat bottom 'Vignole' rail - Tata Steel in the rail industry
Tata Steel supplies flat bottom 'Vignole' rails for mainline applications. These are available in a wide range of steel grades to suit your specific track ...
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Vignoles rail - Merriam-Webster Online
after Charles B. Vignoles †1875 English engineer. This word doesn't usually appear in our free dictionary, but the definition from our premium Unabridged ...
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Track used on British railway lines
One of the pioneering railway engineers, a chap called Vignoles, designed an I section rail with a flat bottom and a thickened top edge for the Liverpool ...
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Charles Vignoles - Grace's Guide
Jun 23, 2014 ... Charles Blacker Vignoles (1793-1875) was an influential early railway engineer, and inventor of the Vignoles rail. 1793 May 31st. Born at ...
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Vignoles, Charles Blacker - Ask About Ireland
In 1830, in conjunction with John Ericsson, Vignoles devised a method of working railways up steep inclines by introducing, in the centre of the road, a third rail, ...
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Vignole railway rails 43 kg/m and above - Proposals for New ...
This standard specifies Vignole railway rails of 43 kg/m and greater linear mass, ... Rail that has undergone accelerated cooling from austenitizing temperature ...
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Charles Blacker Vignoles and the Royal Society : Abstract : Nature
Mr. Vignoles, in making the presentation, referred to the fact that in 1841 C. B. ... The 'Vignoles rail', the flat-bottomed rail of his design still used all over the world  ...
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Charles Vignoles (English engineer) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
The modern railroad rail has a flat bottom, and its cross section is much like an inverted T. An English engineer, Charles Vignoles, is credited with the invention ...
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Rail profile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vignoles rail is the popular name of the flat-bottomed rail, recognising ..... The American Railroad in the Nineteenth Century, University of Delaware Press, 2002, ...
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.
Charles Blacker Vignoles Romantic Engineer | History of science ...
Cambridge University Press logo ... Charles Blacker Vignoles (1793–1875) has been somewhat overshadowed by his contemporaries, the Stephensons, Brunel ... The North Union, the Midland Counties railways, and the Vignoles rail, 1834–9
Flat bottom 'Vignole' rail - Tata Steel in the rail industry
Tata Steel supplies flat bottom 'Vignole' rails for mainline applications. These are available in a wide range of steel grades to suit your specific track ...
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  ...
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CORNELL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GIFT OF Walter MacKeilar Li'e of Charles .... railway schemes — The ' Vignoles rail ' — Appointed consulting engineer of ...
Charles Blacker Vignoles and the Royal Society : Abstract : Nature
Mr. Vignoles, in making the presentation, referred to the fact that in 1841 ... The 'Vignoles rail', the flat-bottomed rail of his design still used all over the world, keeps his name familiar to railway engineers. ... UiT The Arctic University of Norway ...
Vignoles, Charles Blacker (DNB00) - Wikisource, the free online library
Jun 24, 2013 ... 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.
Vignole-Rail Weld | RAILTECH Welding & Equipment (RW&E)
RAILTECH Welding & Equipment has developed a complete range of processes for welding most Vignole rail profiles and rail grades available on the world ...
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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 ...
Practical Railway Engineering (2nd Edition)
Practical Railway Engineering (2nd Edition)
Clifford F. Bonnett, 2005
This textbook covers the very wide spectrum of all aspects of railway engineering for all engineering disciplines, in a 'broad brush' way giving a good overall knowledge of what is involved in planning, designing, constructing and maintaining a railway. It covers all types of railway systems including light rail and metro as well as main ...
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, ...
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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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Railway map Irish Ireland 1837 Charles Vignoles Railways North Wales Ireland | Yachydda | Welsh News, Welsh Photography and Wales
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