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Each of us loves to travel. The truth is, you can do this using absolutely different vehicles, for example, airplane, car, steamer, railway transport, etc. Each of these methods in its own convenient and unique. But all the same the vast majority of people prefer to commute by train, it’s like, no less! However, few people during the trip about that, allowing their movement. As it known train movement exercises its securely mounted Rails. If one car is heavy, that plus holds a large number of passengers, how much should weigh Rails to cope with this load? This is what we have now and let’s talk.

## Types of Rails and their mass

When speaking for the Rails, most pops up in memory to Rails. However, this is not the only type of Rails, which today can be found. For example, we know the following types of Rails:

Rails for moving cars.

Rails to move the crane.

Rails for movement.

Rails for the movement of railway trains.

There is no doubt that each of these types has its own individual rail technical characteristic. Let’s start by looking at the categories of Rails, and then see what applies to the movement of a transport and how to weigh the different types of Rails.

## Marking of Rails (r-linear metre)

P-65, T1-1 metre 64.88 weight kg. Weight of 1 piece 0.811 t.

R-50, T1-1 metre 51.68 weight kg. Weight of 1 piece 0.6475 t.

P-65, T1-1 metre 64.88 weight kg. Weight of 1 piece 0.811 t.

DP-65-weight 1 meter 64.88 kg. Weight of 1 piece 0.811 t.

RP-50-weight 1 meter 64.88 kg. Weight of 1 piece 0.811 t.

P-43-weight 1 meter 44.65 lbs. Weight of 1 piece 0.558 t.

P-33-weight 1 meter 33.48 kg. Weight of 1 piece 0.268 t.

R-24-weight 1 meter 24.9 kg. Weight of 1 piece 0.199 tonnes.

R-18-weight 1 meter 18.06 lbs. Weight of 1 piece 0.145 t.

R-11-weight 1 meter 11.2 kg. Weight of 1 piece 0.09 t. (China)

P-65, T1-1 metre 64.88 weight kg. Weight of 1 piece 0.811 t.

KR-140-1 metre 146.98 weight kg. Weight of 1 piece 1.617 t.

CD-120-weight 1 meter 114.65 kg. Weight of 1 piece 1.261 t.

CD-100-weight 1 meter 84.53 kg. Weight of 1 piece 0.93 tonnes.

KR-80-weight 1 meter 58.74 kg. Weight of 1 piece 0.646 t.

KR-70-1 meter weight 47 kg. Weight of 1 piece 0.517 t.

E-62-weight 1 meter 62.05. Weight of 1 piece 0.776.

So, with regard to the rail that is used for the movement of cars, the r-type is 43. This type of rail used for movement, but can still use r-65 or r-48. These rails have a special chute. For rail trains use Rails type r-65, p-50, p-75 and others.

## Weight and length of Rails

Now let’s look at how to weight affects the length of the railway line. For comparison, consider three types of rail:

R-50 has a weight of one meter 51.63 kg. Length of line in 12.5 m will weigh 645.375 kg, 25 m-1290.75 kg and 2581.5 kg-50.

P-65 has a weight of one meter 64.64 kg. Length of line in 12.5 m will weigh 808 kg, 25 m-1616 kg and 50 m-3232 kg.

R-75 has a weight of one meter 74.41 kg. Length of line in 12.5 m will weigh 930.125 kg, 25 m-1860.25 kg and 3720.5 kg-50.

Interesting, but it is a fact!

For the most curious, calculate the mass of rail, if a branch in Volgograd-Elista. The distance between these two settlements is 300 km! So, for the laying of Rails at this distance, you can use the p-65, one rail is 25 meters. As a result need to 39000 tonnes of Rails. If more, these calculations should be conducted in three phases:

Should take into account the fact that the 300 km this is one thread, and you need to lay two parallel underlying Rails. As a result, would require 600 km of railway rail.

600 km = 6000000 meters.

One metre r-65 has a weight in the 65 kg. Hence, you must perform the following multiplication:

65 kg × 6000000 m = 39000000 kg or 39000 tonnes of Rails.

However, it should be taken into account and the fact that it is dry. After all, consider the dead-ends, detours, etc.

So, we have estimates of how much weigh rails of different purpose. Now you can accurately calculate the weight of one or another branch of the railway track.