RAIL SPECIFICATIONS

Listed below are the specifications for some types of railroad and crane rail.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (A.S.C.E.) RAILS

SECTION
INDEX or
WEB MARKS
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
JOINT BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
11040 6 1/8 6 1/8 2 7/8 110 S-11040  
10040 5 3/4 5 3/4 2 3/4 100 S-10040 15.8
9540 5 9/16 5 9/16 2 11/16 95 S-9540 14.7
9040 5 3/8 5 3/8 2 5/8 90 S-9040 13.5
9020 5 5/8 5 1/8 2 9/16 90    
8540 5 3/16 5 3/16 2 9/16 85 S-8540 12.4
8040 5 5 2 1/2 80 S-8040 11.5
7540 4 13/16 4 13/16 2 15/32 75 S-7540 10.7
7040 4 5/8 4 5/8 2 7/16 70 S-7040 10.0
6540 4 7/16 4 7/16 2 13/32 65 S-6540 9.2
6040 4 1/4 4 1/4 2 3/8 60 S-6040 8.4
5540 4 1/16 4 1/16 2 1/4 55 S-5540 7.5
5040 3 7/8 3 7/8 2 1/8 50 S-5040 6.62
4540 3 11/16 3 11/16 2 45 S-4540 5.8
4040 3 1/2 3 1/2 1 7/8 40 S-4040 5
3540 3 5/16 3 5/16 1 3/4 35 S3540 4.58
3040 3 1/8 3 1/8 1 11/16 30 S-3040 3.97
2540 2 3/4 2 3/4 1 1/2 25 S-2540 2.2
2040 2 5/8 2 5/8 1 11/32 20 S-2040 1.87
1640 2 3/8 2 3/8 1 11/64 16 S-1640 1.7
1240 2 2 1 12 S-1240 1.36
841 1 9/16 1 9/16 25/32 8 S-840 0.75

AMERICAN RAILWAY ASSOCIATION (A.R.A) RAILS - SERIES A

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
10020 6 5 1/2 2 3/4 100 S-10020 19.14
9020 5 5/8 5 1/8 2 9/16 90 S-9020 16.82
8520 5 3/8 4 7/8 2 1/2 85    
8020 5 1/8 4 5/8 2 1/2 80 S-8020 13.57
7020 4 3/4 4 1/4 2 3/8 70 S-7020 11.97
6020 4 1/2 4 2 1/4 60 S-6020 10.88

AMERICAN RAILWAY ASSOCIATION (A.R.A) RAILS - SERIES B

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
10030 5 41/64 5 9/64 2 21/32 100 S-10030 16.53
9030 5 17/64 4 49/64 2 9/16 90 S-9030 14.52
8030 4 15/16 4 7/16 2 7/16 80 S-8030 13.12
7030 4 35/64 4 3/64 2 3/8 70 S-7030 11.8
6030 4 3/16 3 11/16 2 1/8 60 S-6030 9.72

 AMERICAN RAILWAY ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION (A.R.E.A.) RAILS

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
141RE            
140RE 7 5/16 6 3 140   20.0
13637 7 5/16 6 2 15/16 136   19.45
13331 7 1/16 6 3 133.4   19.21
13228 7 1/8 6 3 132   18.85
13128 7 1/8 6 3 131   18.83
13025 6 3/4 6 2 15/16 130    
11937 6 13/16 5 1/2 2 21/32 119   15.63
11525 6 5/8 5 1/2 2 23/32 115   15.63
11228 6 5/8 5 1/2 2 23/32 112   19.31
11025 6 1/4 5 1/2 2 25/32 110   17.9
10025 6 5 3/8 2 11/16 100   15.67

CRANE RAILS

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
175 6 6 4 1/4 175   12.24
171 6 6 4.3 171   12.72
135 5 3/4 5 3/16 3 7/16 135   10.2
105 5 3/16 5 3/16 2 9/16 105   9.1
104 5 5 2 1/2 104   10.6

DUDLEY RAIL

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
12723 7 6 1/4 3 127   19.72
11522 6 1/2 5 1/2 3 115    
10524 6 5 1/2 3 105   15.43
90DY 5 1/2 5 2 21/32 90    
80DY 5 1/8 5 2 21/32 80    

CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
10035 5 45/64 5 9/64 2 9/16 100    
9035 5 17/32 5 3/32 2 1/2 90    
7201 4 3/4 4 3/4 2 3/8 72    

MISSOURI PACIFIC

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
8550 5 7/32 5 1/4 2 15/32 85    
7550 4 3/4 4 3/4 2 9/16 75    

SOUTHERN PACIFIC

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
1130 6 13/16 5 1/2 2 11/16 113    
7524 4 15/16 4 7/16 2 7/16 75    

UNION PACIFIC

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
9023 5 3/4 5 3/8 2 3/4 90    
7523 5 5 2 9/16 75    
7524 4 15/16 4 7/16 2 7/16 75    

CANADIAN PACIFIC

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
8524 5 1/8 5 2 1/2 85    

CHICAGO, BURLINGTON & QUINCY

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
8543 5 3/16 5 3/16 2 21/32 85    

GREAT NORTHERN

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
11036 6 1/2 5 1/2 2 3/4 110    
10036 5 3/4 5 2 3/4 100    
9024 5 3/8 5 2 5/8 90    
8509 5 5 2 21/32 85    

PS - PENNSYLVANIA STANDARD

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
15531 8 6 3/4 3 155    
15222 8 6 3/4 3 152    
13031 6 5/8 5 1/2 3 130    
10031 5 11/16 5 2 43/64 100    
8531 5 1/8 4 5/8 2 1/2 85    

PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
10033 5 1/2 5 1/2 2 13/16 100    
8553 5 5 2 9/16 85    

ATKINSON, TOPEKA & SANTE FE

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
9021 5 5/8 5 3/16 2 9/16 90    

DENVER & RIO GRANDE

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
906 5 1/2 5 1/8 2 9/16 90    

INTERBGH - Interborough Rapid Transit

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
10005 5 3/4 5 3/4 2 7/8 100    
9050 5 5 2 7/8 90    

NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
10034 6 5/12 2 3/4 100    

READING

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
10032 5 5/8 5 3/8 2 21/32 100    

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
10533 6 5 3/8 2 3/4 105    
10133 5 7/16 5 3/8 2 3/4 101    

LEHIGH VALLEY

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
11033 6 5 1/2 2 7/8 110    

TR - Torsion Resistant

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
11229 6 3/4 5 1/2 2 1/2 112    
        129    

CHESSIE

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
122CB 6 25/32 6 2 15/16 122    

MISCELLANEOUS

SECTION
INDEX
DEPTH IN
INCHES
WIDTH IN INCHES WEIGHT PER
YARD IN
POUNDS
SPLICE BARS
BASE HEAD
SECTION
INDEX
WEIGHT PER
FOOT IN POUNDS
6001 4 1/4 4 1/16 2 5/16 60    
5607 4 3 27/32 2 5/16 56    
5633 4 1/4 4 1/8 2 1/4 56    

 

March 30, 2007