TM 5-628/AFR 91-44
(2) At open deck bridges. Where anchors
(1) On sharp curves where there is difficulty
are used on track approaching open deck bridges,
holding the gage.
every third tie should be box anchored (four an-
(2) In turnouts just ahead of the switch
chors per tie) for at least two rail lengths off each
points and on the curved closure rails.
b. Spacing. Where gage rods are used in sharp
end of the bridge. No anchors shall be applied on
the bridge itself.
curves, two to four rods should be installed for
each rail length. Rods should be installed at evenly
used on track approaching rail crossings, every
spaced intervals along the rail length.
c. Application. Gage rods should be installed at
third tie should be box anchored (four anchors per
tie) for at least two rail lengths in all directions
right angles to the rail with the jaws firmly gripping
from the crossing.
the base of the rail.
(1) Gage rods shall be kept tight while
6-6. Gage rods.
maintaining the proper track gage.
a. Use. Gage rods are used to help maintain
(2) Bent or broken gage rods shall be
proper track gage but are not a substitute for good
replaced where the track conditions warrant their
track maintenance and good tie conditions. Gage
rods are sometimes used at the following locations: