Abstract: Provided is a grooved rail for rail vehicles having flanged wheels, the grooved rail including a rail head provided with a running rail, a flange groove, and a counterrail, in addition to a rail web, a rail base, and lateral rail chambers extending between the rail head and the rail base. The running rail includes an asymmetrically-arranged vehicle-guiding flange, extending towards the flange groove, the asymmetrically-arranged flange formed in such a way that the width part of the rail base, on the side of the running rail, is larger than the width part on the side of the counterrail by a factor of at least 1.2. When the depth of the flange groove is >20 mm, the flange has a flange inclination of >78° with respect to an essentially horizontal axis of the rail web.
Abstract: Two rail sections are joined by a weld joint (5) between two rails (1,2) arranged one behind another in a lengthwise direction of a rail track (4) and a method for the production of this weld joint (5). The frontal ends (6,7) of the rails (1,2) which are facing each other are connected with one another by a filler material (8), which extends from the rail foot (32) to the rail head (30). The weld joint (5) is composed of a welding zone (22, 23, 24, 25) which connects the rail foot (32), the stem of the rail (31) and the rail head (30). The welding zones (22 to 25) are connected in a form-locking manner in the contact areas (33 to 36) immediately facing each other. Furthermore, the welding zone (22) of the rail head (30) consists of less than 15 neighbouring, molten beads (26) preferably situated one above another and approximately running parallel to each other.