rail joint


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rail joint

[′rāl ‚jȯint]
(civil engineering)
A rigid connection of the ends of two sections of railway track.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Louis Berger Egis Rail Joint Venture was initially commissioned in August 2012 to provide project management consulting services on the project.
Linear least-squares fit of the individual data points resulted in four regression equations for 4-inch (101.6-mm), 5-inch (127-mm), 6-inch (152.4-mm), and 7-inch-wide (177.8-mm) rail joint groups with coefficient of determination [r.sup.2] values of 0.87, 0.68, 0.89, and 0.82, respectively.
CSX Transportation Inc (CSX) and Koppers Inc jointly reported on Friday the launch of an agreement for the supply of bonded rail joint assemblies, valued at about USD12m-USD13m, over the three-year period.
The Scottish company which runs buses across the North East said UK rail, which includes the commuter service South West Trains, and its Virgin Rail joint venture were the main contributors to the expected out-performance in the year to April 30.
The Perth, Scotlandbased company said UK Rail, which includes the commuter service South West Trains and its Virgin Rail joint venture, were the main contributors to the outperformance in the year to April 30.
Koppers Inc, part of US carbon compounds and wood treatment products provider Koppers Holdings Inc (NYSE:KOP), said it has wrapped up the takeover of the Rail Joint business of Portec Rail Products (NASDAQ:PRPX) for USD10.1m (EUR7.7m).
The company's Virgin Rail joint venture, which operates Cross Country and West Coast mainline services, saw a gain of 13.4%.