There is a revival of interest in steel ties due to newly designed shapes and improved manufacturing processes. The new ties have a higher moment of inertia and greater strength. Annealing after the cold working insures greater fatigue resistance and reduces the likelihood of cracks developing. Advantages of steel ties include: long life, the possibility of re-use later in secondary lines, and the reclamation possible after a derailment. Under switches, the longer lengths of steel ties are more easily provided. On electrified lines, steel ties provide an ideal grounding connection. The better quality of steel makes the welding process more usable for fastening the rail holding plates to the ties without the possibilities of fractures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schmedders, H
    • Bienzeisler, H
  • Publication Date: 1971-2


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00040028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 5 1976 12:00AM