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Functions Of Rail Tie Plates

May. 24, 2019 Share:

As a Railway Tie Plate Manufacturer, we will discuss Functions of rail tie plates.

In a real-world application, single shoulder Tie Plate and double shoulder tie plate are the two types of most widely used rail tie plates. The use of single or double shoulder tie plates makes a more stable track and greatly lengthens the life of wood rail ties. 

Functions Of Rail Tie Plates

Punched and sheared from hot-rolled steel sections,Tie Plate For Rails provide proper cant, uniform bearing surface for the rail and better load distribution to the ties. They hold the rail to gauge, providing more uniform wear to the railhead and protect against undue wear to ties. Railway tie plates are designed with a long end or field end to be located outside of the rails. In the case of single shoulder tie plates, the shoulder is placed on the field end of the plate. The gauge end or short end of the plate is located inside of the rails. When ordering, identification of the rail section or the width of the rail base should be specified, or you can bring the drawing or sample. High-quality rail tie plates are also available from our stocks which offer appreciable savings on a railroad track and industrial sidings.