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|20 October 2017



Kingrail offers a variety of fastening systems for rail industry applications.

Tie plates: Also called a baseplate or sole plate, a tie plate is a steel plate used on rail tracks between a flanged T-rail and the crossties. The tie plate increases bearing area and holds the rail to correct gauge.

Kingrail specialises in the supply of tie plates such as sleeper plates, base plates, railroad ties, railroad plates etc., and has already supplied tie plates such as 115RE, 136RE for North America market.

Fish plates: Splice bars or joint bars are metal bars that are bolted to the ends of two rails to join them together in a track.

Here are some fish plates Kingrail has supplied: AREMA standard such as 115RE, 132RE-136RE series, UIC864 standard UIC60, UIC80 and UIC54-series, BS47-1 standard BS75R, BS60A, BS80A, BS90A, BS100A-series, AS standard 90lb / 91lb, 50kg, S49-series fish plates.

Clips: Clips are used to fasten the rails to the underlying baseplate.

Kingrail specialises in supplying clips such as E-type clips with diameters ranging from 12mm-20mm, special clips, PR-series elastic clips, SKL-series tension clamps, Deenik clips, Russia clips, Gauge lock clips, Fast clips etc.

Screw spikes: A screw spike, rail screw or lag bolt is a large (roughly 6in or 152mm in length, slightly under 1in or 25mm in diameter) metal screw used to fix a tie plate or to directly fasten a rail.

Kingrail is able to supply rail spikes, railroad spikes, track spikes, dog spikes and screw spikes to meet AREMA, ASTM, GB, BS, UIC standards.

Rail anchors: Rail anchors, or anticreepers, are spring steel clips that attach to the underside of the rail baseplate and bear against the sides of the sleepers to prevent longitudinal movement of the rail, either from changes in temperature or through vibration.

Kingrail supplies different types of rail anchor products. The anchors are used where the fastenings system requires an extra creep resisting arrangement.

There are various shapes of the anchor which is made of rolled bars of various sections. When driven in the rail, the railway anchor grips the rail firmly and, when set against sleepers, resists longitudinal movement of the rails caused by passing trains.

The quality parameters of our rail anchor are as per with the International Standards and all are readily available in a considerable quantity at all times.

Bolts and nuts: Rail bolts have also been used for fixing rails or chairs to sleepers. For fastening flat-bottomed rails, an upper-lipped washer can be used to grip the edge of the rail.

They are more resistant to loosening by vibrations and movement of the rail. They are thought more effective than spikes and screws and so are used in positions such as switch (point) tie-plates and on sharp curves.

Kingrail can offer bolts such as button-head over neck-track bolts, NF F50-008, Clip bolts with BSW thread HS26 & HS32, clamp bolts and imported bolts for Russia etc.

As a leading supplier of rail fastening solutions, Kingrail offer railway fasteners such as track bolts, track spikes, sleeper screws, rail anchors, rail joint bars, tie plates, rail clips, elastic rail clips, SKL tension clamps, rail shoulders and so on.

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