Tie plates

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The thin plates of steel between the rails and the ties are called tie-plates. Their purpose is to provide the rail with a uniformly firm foundation and to prevent the rail from cutting into the ties under the heavy impact of trains. They prolong the life of the ties.

Kadee Quality Products

Kadee Quality Products advertisement from "Live Steam" magazine, January 1969

See Kadee Quality Products Inc tie-plates.

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