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  • ASTM
    A183-03 Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Track Bolts and Nuts
    Edition: 2003
    Unlimited Users - 1 Loc per year

Description of ASTM-A183 2003

ASTM A183-03

Historical Standard: ASTM A183-03 Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Track Bolts and Nuts

SUPERSEDED (see Active link, below)


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.

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

AREMA Standard

AmericanRailwayEngin Part 1


fasteners-steel; rails; railway applications; steel bolting materials; steel rails; track bolts and nuts; Bolting materials; Carbon steel bolting materials--specifications; Fasteners (metal)--specifications; Railroad steel materials; Steel bolting materials--specifications; Track bolts and nuts--specifications;

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 21.060.10 (Bolts, screws, studs)

DOI: 10.1520/A0183-03

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