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STRUCTURAL
Railroad Trackage-Continued
n Rails:
Breaks
splits
cracks in head, web or base
damage from flat wheels
wear
head wear
creeping or shoving, particularly at curves or ends
batter
overflow
chipping
joints
loose angle or splice bars
loose or missing bolts
inadequate expansion. Ends of 39 ft. rails should butt at
85F. At lower temperatures, clearance of 1/16 inch for
every 20 difference or part thereof
loose spikes/fasteners or failure to provide sufficient quantity per tie
improper tie plate seating
improper support of rail
obstructed flangeways of girder-type rails
obstructed flangeways and tops not flush with pavement or crossing
for standard-type rails
Road Crossing
poor condition
roughness to road traffic
obstructions
n Ties:
Decay
splitting
general deterioration
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