Rails or railways tracks is an important type of steel. There are various sizes and gauges used to build railways infrastructure.
What are the common types and gauges of rails?
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The most commonly used steel grade is 880, which is pearlitic microstructure.
High-quality steel is used to make rails which must be durable and long-lasting. However, the basic requirement of the steel used for rail is that it must be crack resistant and hard-wearing.
The market for rails consists of the following main product by applications
However, almost nearly 95% of the global rails are used by the railways’ sector.
Types of Rails:
Rail gauges and sizes:
Weight of rails: