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switch clearance

switch clearance

switch clearance

Hello everyone,

I know there isn't many people here but i'm trying anyway.

I'm actually working on a project that need us to calculate the clearance of a switch.

What will influence the distance between the rail and the end of the switch tie?

What are the needs to have longer or shorter connecting rod?

RE: switch clearance

Google AREMA they have reams of material and design/layout info. on these matters.  They, or the railroads themselves, or the AAR are the go-to people on these issues.  Some of the railroads have some of their own standards which may vary a little from the normal industry standards.

RE: switch clearance

Also, check with some of the hardware suppliers, they often have good information on clearances.  I don't do rail... but, I've been involved with a little of it on some of my projects.


RE: switch clearance

thanks a lot guys!

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