Date: Fri Oct 16 00:40:18 2009

Author: Bernard Cleyet

Subject: Re: lead brick


At ~ 77 => 94# don't think so

bc has trouble lifting his one footer.


Rail is graded by weight over a standard length. Heavier rail can
support greater axle loads and higher train speeds without sustaining
damage than lighter rail, but at a greater cost. In North America and
the UK, rail is graded in pounds per yard (usually shown as 'pound'
or 'lb'), so "130-pound rail" would weigh 130 lb/yd (64.5 kg/m). The
usual range is 115 to 141 lb/yd (57.0 to 69.9 kg/m). In Europe, rail
is graded in kg/m and the usual range is 40 to 60 kg/m (80.6 to 121.0
lb/yd). The heaviest rail mass-produced was 155 pounds per yard (76.9
kg/m) and was rolled for the Pennsylvania Railroad. The UK is in the
process of transition from the imperial to metric rating of rail.

On 2009, Oct 15, , at 17:07, chuck... wrote:

> try a scrap yard and other metals also. Why not a 2' section of
> railroad
> track, etc...
> cheers,
> chuck...