Testing of the McKay ‘Safelok’ Rail Fastening System


At the request of Ralph McKay Ltd., Australia, rail fastener tests in accordance with the specifications of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) and in some points in accordance with the recommendations of he AREA have been performed to prove the ‘Safelok’ fastening assembly for heavy track loadings and to estimate the service life. The tests consisted of
– fatigue tests with clips, including calibration
– fastening systems pulsating load test
– fastening system uplift test
– fastening system longitudinal restraint test