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YOU CAN DO ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO YOUR INDUSTRIAL RAILROAD TRACKS.

 

The INDUSTRIAL TRACK INSPECTION  GUIDE is an important tool because as an industrial owner, you need to understand the basic  condition of your industrial railroad tracks. 

Many a plant manager has expressed their frustrations at not being able to easily recognize their tracks REAL condition and desired an easy reference to help them determine condition.

This guide is a result of being ask to put something into a book format  with photos to help guide an industrial track owner through the basics of  industrial track inspection. The  INDUSTRIAL TRACK INSPECTION GUIDE is designed to help you understand what your track is telling you. It  is generously illustrated and covers the basics in clear and concise photos showing both desirable and undesirable track conditions.  Understanding your track is easy and the basics can be easily learned to help you know what is going on.

How many times have you looked at your railroad track and wondered about its basic condition? Many industrial track owners struggle to understand the basics. The INDUSTRIAL TRACK INSPECTION GUIDE put the basics in images and words that the average industrial owner can easily understand.  Look at the sample pages below and see for yourself.

Why own a copy of the INDUSTRIAL TRACK INSPECTION GUIDE?

Many industry managers falsely think the serving rail carrier is responsible for inspecting and evaluating their tracks - that is a serious error in judgment. The serving railroad may tell you that your tracks need specific attention only after their train crews experienced an adverse or  dangerous situation. Waiting for that call is senseless. Dont be surprised  when they call to tell you what you should already know.

With an unsafe rail condition a train crew can refuse to use the track, or worse and your inbound and outbound freight service is interrupted. How much does that cost your firm?

How much do you pay your maintenance manger to look after your plant?  An outside track inspection can cost $400 to $1,500 or more. For a fraction of that you can own the tool to help you evaluate your tracks. The INDUSTRIAL TRACK INSPECTION GUIDE.

We SUGGEST YOU CONSIDER:

Take the time to walk the entire length of your railroad track.

Carry the ITIG with its many photographic examples and illustrations of common defects for use in identifying potential problems and other track  questions. Plus images of how tracks should look in the average industrial  setting.  Staying on top of your track situation is important.

Note defect location and detail on the handy track inspection form.

Then you are ready to build a maintenance plan.

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SAMPLE PAGES

 

 

What you'll find in the INDUSTRIAL TRACK INSPECTION GUIDE . . .

 Contents of the Industrial Track  Inspection Guide

This is a  practical and useful guide packed full of the kind of information the average industrial track owner needs to better understand his tracks.
Much useful  information to help you make better decisions about your industrial tracks:
To What Standard Do I Maintain My Track? Railroad requirements, A Snap Shot of  OSHA and FRA Regulations concerning industrial track

GENERAL  APPEARANCE OF TRACK
    
Photos and illustrations showing the general composition and gauge of track

DRAINAGE
     Things you should see for proper drainage and things that present problems.

VEGETATION AND WASTE

COVERED TRACKS
     The difficulty of inspecting buried track.

SPIKES AND TIE PLATES
     What you should see

CROSS-TIES
  
Tie spacing, a comparison of cross-tie sizes

TIE CONDITIONS IN TRACK
     Multiple defective ties, Pattern defective ties, Flange cut ties, Split ties

RAIL, SIZES, IDENTIFICATION AND PROBLEMS
  
Locating important information on rail steel, sizes of rail steel, customary tee rail section data, rail steel manufactured date, and
a comparison of rail sizes

RAIL HEAD  DEFECTS
     Heavily worn rail head, curve worn rail head, bent rail, cratered rail head,  separation of rail head, web cracks, base thinning

JOINTS IN RAIL
     Loose bolts in rail joint, broken out rail head in joint, mismatched rail ends, joint bolt requirement.
     Broken rail on back of joint, Comp-bars for matching rails of different sizes,  Broken joint bar,  
     Rail end batter, Rail will move by heat and cold, Rail anchors

MISALIGNED TRACK AND POOR SURFACE
     Misalignment in the spiral of a curve,  Track surface not consistent and level

SWITCH (TURNOUT)
    Typical turnout, Self-guarding frog, Anatomy of a frog, Bolted rigid frog, Guard rail in relation to a bolted rigid frog,
     Broken point in frog, Point rails out of adjustment, Switch machines and head block ties,  Head area of a turnout
     Correct split rail , Worn split rail, Improperly lubricated slip plates, Correct split rails and slip plate lubrication
     Connecting rod and switch rod, Stock rail braces

END OF TRACK DEVICES

GAUGE RODS

CROSS-LEVEL

SAMPLE INSPECTION FORMS
    Track, Turnout

About this Guide:

  • Designed by an industrial track inspector.
  • Written and  illustrated so the non-railroad person can understand it.
  • 62 full color  photos.
  • 32 color illustrations
  • 40 pages sized 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Two sample inspection forms.
  • Laid out so you can see a typical example and identify it quickly with your track.
  • Included in a  three-ring vinyl binder.
  • Each page in a clear plastic protective sleeve.

Price $174.95 plus shipping

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