SERVICE TEST DATA FOR SEVEN DESIGNS OF TIE PLATES IN 112-LB AND 131-LB RE RAIL

Service test data is reported with measurements of tie plate penetration, tie plate deflection, track gage, elevation of the curve, and the curvature of each outer rail of curves in 112-lb and 131-lb RE rail. Data on three railroads at four locations on tangent track reveals that the position of the resultant of the tie plate load is approximately 0.2 in. outward from the center line of rail base. Tie plates with 1:40 cant and 1/4 in. eccentricity would be expected to hold the gage close to standard on tangent track and plates with 3/8-in. eccentricity to cause the gage to tighten 1/16 to 1/8 in. which is unobjectionable and may have advantages.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1949

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 40-49
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 50
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM