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Title 49Subtitle BChapter IIPart 213Subpart D → §213.127


Title 49: Transportation
PART 213—TRACK SAFETY STANDARDS
Subpart D—Track Structure


§213.127   Rail fastening systems.

(a) Track shall be fastened by a system of components that effectively maintains gage within the limits prescribed in §213.53(b). Each component of each such system shall be evaluated to determine whether gage is effectively being maintained.

(b) If rail anchors are applied to concrete crossties, the combination of the crossties, fasteners, and rail anchors must provide effective longitudinal restraint.

(c) Where fastener placement impedes insulated joints from performing as intended, the fastener may be modified or removed, provided that the crosstie supports the rail.

[76 FR 18086, Apr. 1, 2011]

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