Improved Fastening Systems

Current Research Projects


Testing of Concrete Crosstie Fastening Systems


Amsted RPS/Amsted Rail Inc.

Start Date:

October 2009

End Date:


Primary Objective

  • Increase knowledge of fastening system behavior and wear by running the full-scale
    AREMA Test 6 - Wear and Abrasion.

Expected Outcomes

  • Improved understanding of the demands on the components within the fastening system.
  • Database linking component material to performance.