ASTM A65-01

    Standard Specification for Steel Track Spikes

    SUPERSEDED (see Active link, below)


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers steel track spikes used as fastenings between railroad rails, tie plates, and ties.

    1.2 Two grades of spikes are described, Grades 1 and 2, previously known as "soft" and "high carbon" steel.

    1.3 Supplementary Requirement (S1) specifying copper content is provided. It shall apply only when specified by the purchaser.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.


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

    ASTM Standards

    A6/A6M Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling

    A29/A29M Specification for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought, General Requirements for

    A36/A36M Specification for Carbon Structural Steel

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

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


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31162014(Railroad spike or nail)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0065-01

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