DESIGN OF TIE PLATES

Investigation of specially designed tie plates for use on curved track to reduce the maintenance costs of periodically re-adzing ties to restore gage and cant of rail was discussed. Results of the investigation and suggested designs of tie plates for use on curves of three degrees and over were presented. Service tests of the performance of seven tie plate designs in 131RE rail in tangent track and a six degree curve were discussed. It concluded that several more years of traffic will b required before enough tie wear has developed to justify conclusions regarding the tie plate designs studied in these tests.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1950

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 664-674
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 51
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM