Figure 1.22. Rail Track Liner.
gage one-eighth of an inch less than the standard 56
1/2 inches on high-speed tangent track. Wide gage
up to 57 1/2 inches, while safe, is not desirable. It
causes rough riding and can contribute to poor
alinement and surface. The gage is established and
checked by a track gage, as shown in figure 1.23.
Gage is corrected by respiking the low or inside
rail--never by moving the line rail and never by
bending previously driven spikes. More information
on gage can be found in Reference Text 670,
Figure 1.23. Standard Track Gage in Use.