NARSTCO Steel Ties and Turnout Sets

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NARSTCO Steel Ties and Turnout Sets
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Steel Tie Application Guidelines
Tie
MGTM
Speed MPH
Applications
M8
<3 MGTM
Class I Track
Passenger 15
Freight 10
Light branch line
Flat storage yard tracks
Industrial yards
M 10
3 - 10 MGTM
Class 2 Track
Passenger 30
Freight 25
Mainline
Yard tracks
Sidings/passing tracks
Interspersed with wood ties
Industrial tracks
Encased in concrete
H 10
10 - 25 MGTM
Class 3 Track
Passenger 60
Freight 40
Mainline
Yard leads
Turnout tie sets
Grade crossings
Tunnels
H 12
No limits
Class 4 & 5 Track
No limits
Mainline
Tunnels
Ballast deck bridges
Premium turnouts
NARSTCO Inc.
The North American Railway Steel Tie Corporation
300 Ward Road
Midlothian, TX 76065
972/775-5560
www.narstco.com
Made in America at Midlothian, Texas
More Versatile.
More Durable.
More Economical.
NARSTCO
Steel Ties
and Turnout Sets
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NARSTCO stands alone as the leading
manufacturerofsteel ties and turnout
sets in North America.
Assembly, installation, maintenance and life-cycle savings make NARSTCO steel ties and turnout sets the
most cost-effective option for track, turnout and yard applications – for Class I railroads, short line railroads
and industrial rail plants.
With a return on investment that exceeds any
alternative, high-quality NARTSCO steel ties and
turnout sets deliver a wide range of advantages:
■ simpler and quicker to assemble and install
■ maintain track gauge and provide ease of transposing
throughout curves
■ can be interspersed with wood ties to strengthen
track structure
■ design allows for less ballast depth to
achieve same load-bearing capabilities
■ less expensive to transport and easier to handle
■ minimal maintenance requirements
■ extend the life of frogs, points and other track
components
■ fewer ties required for any length of track
■ maximum strength, durability and support
■ resistant to damage, corrosion and deterioration
■ environmentally friendly – 100 percent recyclable
It all adds up to big savings for railroads and industrial plants
that switch to NARSTCO steel ties and turnout sets!
NARSTCO steel ties are available in a variety of sizes in high-quality, hot-rolled H-Section or M-Section steel.
1435.1 ± 1.6
56-1/2” ± 1/16”
140 Nominal
5-1/2”
CANTED
1435.1 ± 1.6
56-1/2” ± 1/16”
CANTED
CANTED
2540 Nominal
100”
2590 Nominal
102”
68˚ ± 2˚
Typical Insulated
Rail Assembly
Typical NARSTCO M-Section Steel Tie
68˚ ± 2˚
Typical NARSTCO H-Section Steel Tie
368 Nominal
14-1/2”
350 Nominal
13-3/4”
HOLDING GAUGE
HOLES PUNCHED TO SUIT
RAIL WEIGHT & INSULATION
REQUIRMENTS
CANTED
160 Nominal
6-1/4”
HOLDING GAUGE
4 BALLAST
INSPECTION HOLES ø25 Typ.
Typical Uninsulated
Rail Assembly
4 BALLAST
INSPECTION HOLES ø25 Typ.
HOLES PUNCHED TO SUIT
RAIL WEIGHT & INSULATION
REQUIRMENTS

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