• Millville Branch Rail Weight?

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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey

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  by rrbluesman
 
I am doing some research into the Millville Branch, the PRSL drawings from the 1960s show the branch to be 133 Lb Rail, is this still true or has ConRail improved the rail to 286K Rail?
  by R&DB
 
I don't have any specific info, but since lots of sand hoppers (some of the heaviest cars) run on that branch, it is probably 286,000.
  by chrisf
 
rrbluesman wrote: Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:22 pm I am doing some research into the Millville Branch, the PRSL drawings from the 1960s show the branch to be 133 Lb Rail, is this still true or has ConRail improved the rail to 286K Rail?
133 lb rail can accommodate 286k rail cars. The 133 refers to the size/weight of the rail itself and the 286k refers to rail car weight in pounds. The rail specification is only one of several factors in determining if a line can accommodate 286k cars.
  by Return to Reading Company Olney Sta
 
Yes it is the weight of the rail per yard of length.