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The Importance of Rail Gauge Rod in Railway Fastening

Rail gauge rod, also named gauge tie rod or gauge tie bar, is a member bar which is specially designed to joint two steel rails at the rail bottom to protect the rails from tilting and keep the rails in certain rail gauge.

Working Principle:

Depend on the tensile force of the rod to prevent the rail from spreading, and ensure traffic safety effectively. It is a portable and widely used in rail lines construction and maintenance.

working principle of rail gauge rod

Material: Q235
Application: 30, 43, 50, 60, 75kg/m steel rail.
Rail Gauge: 600, 762, 900 and 1450.
Diameter: 20, 22, 24, 28, 32, 36 etc.
Specification: 20×870, 22×880, 22×1050, 24×1050, 24×1250, 28×1810, 28×1850, 32×1810, 32×1850, 36×1850

specifications of rail gauge rods

Types of Rail Gauge Rod:

Ordinary Gauge Rod & Insulated Gauge Rod
Single End Gauge Rod & Double End Gauge Rod

ordinary rail gauge rods and insulated rail gauge rods

For a gauge tie rod, both ordinary and insulated, it includes 1pcs rod, 4pcs iron card, 4pcs nuts, 4pcs flat washer and 4pcs spring washer.

single end gauge rod and double end gauge rod

Features of Rail Gauge Tie Rod:

1. High Intensity
2. High Durability
3. Excellent Chemical Stability
4. Easy Operation

structure of rail gauge tie rod

The Important Role of Rail Gauge Rod:

As an important accessory for railroad tracks, rail gauge tie rod helps to improve the rails’ lateral stability and also the ability to keep rail distance. There are some railways that with track circuit, then it should use the insulated rail gauge rod which adopts high insulation resistance material to separate the circuit between two rails apart. Rail gauge may deviated if gauge tie rod is serious lacked, it may cause derailment or even overturned when the train passing by.

widely use of gauge tie rods

Made of two clamping devices at either end to fix railway tracks and a connected rod in the middle, a rail gauge rod fastens two parallel railways with certain gauge railway and prevents the rail from sliding.
For some weaker sections of rails, like in sharp curves, turnouts, bad ties and temporary track, rail gauge rods are quite necessary, they help to prevent the rail track from unbalanced longitudinal tension and keep regular rail gauges.
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