Track/Mine Spikes

Keystone track spikes in railroad sizes 5/8 in. are manufactured to AREA and ASTM specifications as well as customer specifications. They have hook heads which are uniform in size and shape with sharp wedge points for fast and accurate driving. Standard AREA design soft steel and medium carbon track spikes with reinforced throats are available from stock in all standard sizes. Base package is a 1/2 keg of 100 lbs.; base shipment is 432 1/2 kegs or 43,200 lbs.

Mine spikes are available in 3/8 in. and 1/2 in. sizes. Please refer to Dimension Chart for other available lengths. Other styles and sizes are available upon request.

Minimum Tensile Property Requirements:

AREA-ASTM Soft Steel
Tensile Strength, psi ………. 55,000
Yield point, psi ………………. 0.5 tensile strength
Elongation in 2 in. ………….. 25 percent

AREA Medium-Carbon Steel
Tensile Strength, psi ………. 70,000
Yield point, psi ………………. 0.5 tensile strength
Elongation in 2 in. ………….. 25 percent

 

SIZE OF SPIKE HEAD Length
of taper
of point
Approx.
number
per 1/2 keg
of 100 lbs.
Thickness Length Length Width
A B C D E
in. in. in. in. in.
Fig 1 3/8 2 1/2 1 1/16 7/8 5/8 735
3/8 3 1 1/16 7/8 5/8 635
3/8 3 1/2 1 1/16 7/8 5/8 568
1/2 4 1/2 1 5/16 1 1/8 7/8 247
Fig 2 5/8 6 1 9/16 1 5/16 1 1/4 120
SHIM 5/8 7 1/2 1 9/16 1 5/16 1 1/4 100
5/8 8 1 9/16 1 5/16 1 1/4 100
5/8 8 1/2 1 9/16 1 5/16 1 1/4 91
5/8 9 1 9/16 1 5/16 1 1/4 82
5/8 9 1/4 + (*) 1 9/16 1 5/16 1 1/4 **
* custom lengths made to order
** amount dependent upon length of spike