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Track Clearance Marker
More than just a clearance market for converging tracks at switches, Marker can be used for these rail safety purposes as well:
1. End of Track Warning
2. Loading/Unloading Zones
3. Level Crossings
4. Derail Awareness
5. Car Repair Shops & Rip Tracks
Track Gauge Control Rods
The main cause of derailments in industrial rail yards is over-wide track gauge. Locomotive and freight car wheels can exert as much as 4000 lbs of side pressure against the rails. If the ties are spongy, they can lose their spike holding strength and allow the rails to be pushed over from wheel side pressure.
A simple preventative measure for gauge spread is to install Aldon double-ended gauge control rods every 8 feet in high traffic track.
Gauge spread at the points end of a switch can prevent close contact of switch point to running rail — a detachment waiting to happen.
If your switch lacks gauge plates, use a gauge rod to hold the gauge to 56½"
Single End Gauge Rod 4127-01
Double End Gauge Rod 4127-02