Rails Investigation File, 1927-1939 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 11/11/6
Acquired: September 1963
Volume: 1.0 cubic feet
Available for use at:
|Room 146 Main Library, Prior Request Preferred||1-|
Description: Rails investigation file including correspondence and reports of Prof. Herbert F. Moore with Committee IV of the American Railway Engineering Association, Association of American Railroads; steel rail manufacturers and railroad engineering departments about transverse fissures of railroad rails, fatigue tests of rail steel , mathematical analyses of stresses, field tests, shipment of rails, development and use of testing machines, measuring rail strains, descriptions of types of tests, broken rails received for testing, magnetic detection, specifications for rails, steel treating processes, publications, financial records, staffing, quarterly reports and related topics. As a research professor of engineering materials, Moore began his investigations under a contract with the Northern Illinois Utilities Research Commission. Prof. Howard R. Thomas assisted Moore and Prof. Arthur N. Talbot investigated stresses in railroad track. The file includes minutes of the meetings of the sponsoring Committee IV of the American Railway Engineering Association.