Standard Active Last Updated: Dec 27, 2016
ASTM F2960-16

Standard Practice for Permanent Amusement Railway Ride Tracks and Related Devices

Standard Practice for Permanent Amusement Railway Ride Tracks and Related Devices
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Significance and Use

4.1 The user of this standard shall be required to review and comply with the referenced “core” ASTM F24 Committee standards in 2.1 of this standard. Modified or alternate requirements to those standards may be required in this standard.

4.1.1 Amusement railway sub-systems may be built to various scales, that is, rolling stock maybe to one scale and the track to another but have common gauge. The railroad’s documentation or maintenance manuals shall identify the railroad standards of the respective subsystems/interfaces.

4.1.2 The Designer/Engineer’s requirements shall consider the track equipment manufacturer’s and rolling stock manufacturer’s requirements and shall determine their appropriate interfaces.


1.1 This standard applies to design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance, and inspection of permanent amusement railway ride(s) that have a track gauge greater than or equal to 12 in. (305 mm) measured between the heads of the rails and their related devices and facilities, for example, bridges, tunnels, and signal support structures, excluding rolling stock. This “track” specific standard provides requirements which are not covered in the “core” or “supporting” standards of the ASTM F24 committee.

1.2 This standard does not apply to track of rides, such as roller coasters, that may resemble railways, but may fall within the scope of Practice F2291-11 or Practice F1159-02 and does not apply to funiculars as defined in ANSI B77.2 or BS EN 1907.

1.3 This standard does not apply to Amusement Railway Rides and their associated track, devices and facilities that are manufactured and intended for use as a portable amusement ride or attraction.

1.4 This standard does not apply to permanently installed amusement railway rides and tourist railways, and their associated track, devices and facilities that are under the jurisdiction of the United States Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in whole or part, or national equivalent.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.07
Developed by Subcommittee: F24.60
Pages: 39
DOI: 10.1520/F2960-16
ICS Code: 97.200.99