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Tie Plate

Rail tie plate is also called rail base plate or sole plate, it is a main component in railroad construction of a crane rail or track support system.


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Functions of rail tie plates

Rail tie plates are used not only to support the rails, but also to fix the entire rail fastening systems. It always works together with anchor bolts or spikes by sustaining the load of a rail track and also transferring part of the load to the tie sleepers, with a flat smooth resting surface to guarantee the vertical alignment and hold the rail in correct gauge for a rail line system.


All in all, rail tie plates are used to given a smooth and uniform bearing surface for the rail and the tie in order to prevents the rail from cutting into the tie, maintain gauge, and also helps to better distribute the wheel load to ties.

YONGYANG is capable of producing rail tie plates by either casting(welded or fabricated type) or forging or rolling, applicable of different rail sections, for wooden, steel or concrete sleepers, depending on the load and rail standard, i.e. P43, P50, P65, UIC 54, 90 A, etc.

Types of rail tie plates:

Rail tie plates can be classified depending on either a single or double shoulder construction, to supply various ribbed tie plates.

1. Single shoulder tie plates

For the tie plates of single shoulder, the shoulder is designed at the field end of the plate. The plate’s short end or gauge end is placed inside of the rail track, and that why the rail base width is always required from clients. Single shoulder tie plates are usually used by rails weights running from 56lb though 100 lb.

2. Casting rail tie plate

Casting is a common technology to produce rail tie plates, which is also a cost saving way.

Name: casting rail tie plate

Type: Applicable of rail UIC54, UIC60, 50kg rail, 60kg rail,S49 and size as ordered

Material: QT500-7 or QT450-10 (low carbon steel or high carbon steel by forging, and low carbon steel S275JR, Q235,etc. by rolling.)

Standard refers: UIC864-6

3. Other types of rail sole plates

We can produce any other types of rail sole plates or tie plates according to customers’ drawings with full sizes and other technical specifications including the processing technology.


Tie plate is also called a baseplate or sole plate, which is used in rail construction to support the rails.

Tie plates are generally used to take the load of rail and distribute the load to the sleepers offering proven economies.

The primary function of a tie plate or sole plate is to provide the rail with a flat, smooth resting surface while allowing for vertical alignment of the rail system. Tie plates are secured by Anchor Bolts, also known as Holding Down Bolts.

Sole plates are typically installed with a layer of grout cast beneath, which fills the void between the soleplate and the concrete foundation.

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