A series of tests were conducted on two-block concrete ties and their associated fastening systems, as supplied by the Nocur Corporation. These ties and fastening systems were tested in accordance with the requirements of the American Railway Engineering Association (A.R.E.A) specifications.
The Nucor Concrete Tie and associated Viseking Fastening System met the requirements of the A.R.E.A. specifications, as modified to reflect pending changes to the A.R.E.A. specification.