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    Why split rails if they are all melt?

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    That isn't the kind of job I'd like to have...

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    chinese rail - lower carbon than japanese rail

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmarlow View Post
    Why split rails if they are all melt?
    They may very possibly use some of the steel for other things as is. It would be easily forged into other things without the expense of remelting, rolling etc.

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    Are they cast iron rails? The way they split seems questionable for steel.

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    I'm with Ralph. The rail line I'm used to is WAY too tough to simply split like that, in fact it would merely only bend with sufficient force. My guess is they're splitting cast iron rails used for a light weight tramway or workshop railway.

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    In our old mill they used to heat railroad axles and roll them directly into rebar which has a very loose tolerance for alloy. Those pieces look a nice shape for a one or two step process at limited cost.

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    It's probably for a rolling mill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desbromilow View Post
    chinese rail - lower carbon than japanese rail
    Finest chinesium being prepared for recycling...

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