The situation of AREMA 115RE steel rail used in South America

AREMA 115RE steel rail is widely used in railway construction and maintenance. 115RE rail is commonly used in mainline tracks due to its strength and durability. The specifications of AREMA 115RE steel rail is: 

– Weight: The 115RE rail has a standard weight of 115 pounds per yard (57 kilograms per meter).

– Dimensions: The rail has specific profile dimensions, including heights, widths, and lengths, as specified by AREMA standards.

– Material: The rail is made of steel, which provides the necessary strength and resilience for heavy railway traffic.

– Cross-sectional shape: The 115RE rail has a particular cross-sectional shape that allows for proper wheel and track interaction and effective load distribution.

– Head hardness: The rail head is designed with a specific hardness range to resist wear and deformation caused by train wheels.

– Base width and thickness: The rail’s base has designated dimensions to provide stability and support.

– Head width and thickness: The rail head has specified dimensions to accommodate the wheel flange and ensure proper guidance for the train.

– Length: The 115RE rail typically comes in standard lengths, such as 39 feet (11.9 meters) or 78 feet (23.8 meters), although custom lengths can also be produced. 

AREMA 115RE steel rail is commonly used in mainline tracks of railways. Mainline tracks are the primary railroad tracks that connect major cities and regions, facilitating the transportation of passengers and freight over long distances.

 These rails can be found in various areas where mainline tracks are present, including: 

1. Passenger Railways: The 115RE steel rail is often used in passenger railway systems, such as high-speed railways and intercity railways, to provide a smooth and stable ride for passengers. 

2. Freight Railways: Many freight railways utilize the 115RE rail due to its strength and durability, which allows for heavy cargo transport. These railways are essential for transporting goods across long distances efficiently.

 3. Industrial Railways: In industrial areas, such as ports, mines, and manufacturing facilities, the 115RE rail may be employed to support transportation within the site. Industrial railways often handle heavy loads and require robust rail infrastructure. 

4. Mixed-Use Railways: Some railways serve both passenger and freight traffic. These mixed-use railways, including regional rail systems, can utilize the 115RE rail to accommodate diverse transportation needs. 

AREMA 115RE steel rail is widly used in South Americas: 

1. Brazil: Brazil has an extensive railway network, particularly for freight transportation. The country has been investing in railway infrastructure projects in recent years. 115RE was used in mainline tracks that handle heavy freight traffic. 

2. Argentina: Argentina also has a well-developed railway system, including both passenger and freight transportation. The rail network is primarily owned by the state, and the government has been working on revitalizing and expanding the system. The 115RE rail or similar rail profiles might be employed in certain sections of their mainline tracks. 

3. Chile: Chile’s railway network is more focused on cargo transportation, particularly for the mining industry. While the majority of the tracks are narrow gauge, heavier rails like the 115RE could be utilized in specific sections that handle heavier loads. 

4. Other countries: Other countries in South America, such as Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia, also have railway systems, albeit more limited in scale. The usage of the AREMA 115RE rail or similar profiles might depend on the specific requirements and standards followed in each country.

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EN 13674-1, EN13674-4
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