Scotrail

Started by Michael Rolls, July 19, 2022, 11:47:22 AM

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Michael Rolls

Not content with cancelling services left right and centre, claiming that Scotland is experiencing temperatures 'out of the Sahara', Scotrail has engineers out painting rails white 'to prevent them from melting'!
Really - according to the precise alloy, steel melts at between 2500 and 2800F. If we really are experiencing those sort of temperatures, then we don't have to worry about global warming - we'd all be dead!
What sort of clown comes up with these sort of quotes? Scotland MAY experience its highest ever temperatures in the next 12-24 hours  - summat a bit over 33C (highest to date is 32.9C) but melting rails? Oh dear!
Mike
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klondike

It has clearly been hot enough to fritz brain cells already though....

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Michael Rolls

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Diasi

It's poor reporting, the idea is to reduce the amount of heat that the rails absorb & therefore reducing the expansion & buckling of the track,
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Scrumpy

They are talking of tracks buckling down here.. No mention of 'melting tracks'..
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-Oy-

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Jacqueline

We built Railways in India and Africa, there are railways that go across deserts of the USA I expect they get hotter than here, do their rails melt and buckle, how do they manage?  We get the wrong sort of heat the wrong sort of snow funny old country Britain?

-Oy-

Quote from: Jacqueline on July 19, 2022, 08:21:09 PMWe built Railways in India and Africa, there are railways that go across deserts of the USA I expect they get hotter than here, do their rails melt and buckle, how do they manage?  We get the wrong sort of heat the wrong sort of snow funny old country Britain?
The answers are in the link I posted above.
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Michael Rolls

Quote from: Diasi on July 19, 2022, 06:51:51 PMIt's poor reporting, the idea is to reduce the amount of heat that the rails absorb & therefore reducing the expansion & buckling of the track,
I realise that, Phil - but what a quote!
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Ashy

I'm told that painting the rails white can reduce rail temperature by a few degrees, which can make a difference especially in points.

klondike

It ain't going to last long if a train goes over it.

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Ashy

They don't paint that bit.

Jacqueline

Quote from: -Oy- on July 19, 2022, 08:30:07 PMThe answers are in the link I posted above.
Sorry I seemed to have missed your link. Interesting reading thanks.

klondike

Quote from: Ashy on July 20, 2022, 09:48:14 PMThey don't paint that bit.
I hope the paint any sides that don't catch the sun matt black. White reflects but black radiates much better.

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