ASTM A183-03

    Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Track Bolts and Nuts


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers carbon steel track bolts and carbon steel nuts for use in conjunction with joint bars to connect rails in railroad track.

    1.2 Two grades of track bolts are defined:

    1.2.1 Grade 1, Low-Carbon, Untreatedprimarily for industrial and mine track use.

    1.2.2 Grade 2, Heat-Treatedfor general track use.

    1.3 Two grades of nuts are defined:

    1.3.1 Grade 1, Low-Carbonor Soft Steel, primarily for application on Grade 1 track bolts.

    1.3.2 Grade 2, Medium-Carbonfor general application on track bolts.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    AREMA Standard

    AmericanRailwayEngin Part 1

    ASTM Standards

    A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

    F606 Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets

    ANSI Standards

    B18.10 Track Bolts and Nuts


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 21.060.10 (Bolts, screws, studs)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31161625(Railway track bolt)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0183-03

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.


    Citation Format

    ASTM A183-03, Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Track Bolts and Nuts, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003, www.astm.org

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