This article deals with the pros and cons of Check-Rails on Curves, especially in India and Sri Lanka. Check-Rails on railway curves are a relic from England, the cradle of railways.
Check-Rails on Curves create a lot of pain for little or no benefit.
By modern Friction-Management:
- Preventive and Target Rail and Wheel Profiling and
- Rail-Flange and Top-of- Rail Lubrication with Friction ModifiersCheck-Rails on curves become needless.
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