Damaged rail - Rail defects

Figure 1: Damaged rail.

Defect name: Damaged rail
Record No.: 2586
Type of defect (Internal/Surface): Surface
Defect classification: Rail defects
Steel name: Steel
Steel composition in weight %: No data.
Note:   Definition - Damaged rail means any rail broken or injured by derailments, broken, flat, or unbalanced wheels, slipping or similar causes.

Hazard - Damaged rail is dangerous since the rail is physically broken, which can lead to derailments.

Detection - Damaged rail can be detected by visual inspection.
Reference: Not shown in this demonstration version.

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