Patent Number: 8,720,157

Title: Rail gauge leveling tie

Abstract: An assembly for a levelable rail gauge leveling tie and associated methods of preparing a railway bed for the laying of a railway track and laying railroad track employing the assembly. The assembly includes a longitudinally elongated U-shaped rail gauge leveling tie, and first and second leveling studs. The leveling tie has first and second transversely extending orifices proximate the longitudinal ends. The leveling studs are operable for threaded engagement within a corresponding orifice through the leveling tie whereby rotation of a leveling stud within the corresponding orifice effects a change in the transverse distance between the distal end of the rotated leveling stud and the central portion of the leveling tie.

Inventors: Ross; George H. (Delano, MN), Corder; Jacob E. (Excelsior, MN)

Assignee: Astro Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc.

International Classification: E04G 1/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018