LI TRIES FOR MORE TIE LIFE BY REDUCING TIE-PLATE WEAR

To reduce the cutting of wooden cross ties by tie plates, the Long Island Rail Road has initiated tests of Pandrol rail fastenings with special plates having shoulders that accommodate the legs of the spring clips. The goal was to increase the 28-year tie life experienced on heavy-density routes. A 13-mile stretch of new continuous welded rail has been secured with the Pandrol fastenings; tie plates are secured with three Lock Spikes. Tie life is enhanced by eliminating movement of the plates on the ties and a stiffer track structure is thought to have been produced. In addition to the longer service from ties, the Pandrol assembly simplifies the changing of defective rails and avoids problems of spike killing of ties and the loss of plate gauge every time a rail is changed.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26-27
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  • Accession Number: 00130672
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM