1 MARCH 2000
Figure 6-31. Ladder Track Layout
19. RAIL CROSSINGS.
a. Recommended Types. Bolted rail crossings, as described in items 1(a) and (b) on AREMA Plan
700A, are recommended for use on military track. Tie layouts and plates for various angle crossings are
given in AREMA Plans 700F through 700J.
b. Anchoring Approaches. Where rail anchors are used on the tracks approaching rail crossings, every
third tie should be box anchored (four anchors per tie) for at least two rail lengths in all directions from the
c. Application. As rail crossings are expensive and require more maintenance than standard track,
track layouts should be designed without the need for tracks to cross unless this is clearly necessary.