ASTM A759 standard steel rails introduction

ASTM A759 is a standard specification for carbon steel rails. These rails are typically used in mining railroad, railway line and industrial usage, also be designed to provide a durable and reliable track for heavy loads. The rails are manufactured to specific dimensional and chemical requirements, and are available in a range of sizes and cross-sectional shapes to suit different applications and load requirements.

ASTM A759 steel rail can be found in various industrial areas such as ports, shipyards, factories, and warehouses where heavy-duty material handling is required.

ASTM A759 covers a range of carbon and alloy steel rails that are designed for use in railway track construction. The standard includes several types of rails, including:

– ASCE 25
– ASCE 30
– ASCE 40
– ASCE 60
– ASCE 75
– ASCE 85
– AREA 90
– AREA 100
– AREA 115

Each type of rail has specific dimensions and properties that make it suitable for different applications.

The specification of each type of rail included in ASTM A759 varies depending on its size and intended use. However, some general specifications common to all rails covered by the standard include:

– Chemical composition: Rails must be made from steel that meets certain requirements for carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, and other elements.
– Mechanical properties: Rails must meet minimum requirements for tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation.
– Dimensions: Rails must be produced to specific dimensions for length, weight per yard, and cross-sectional shape, among other parameters.
– Straightness: Rails must be straight within a certain tolerance.
– Surface quality: Rails must be free from defects such as cracks, seams, laps, and visible surface irregularities.

For more detailed information on the specifications of each type of rail included in ASTM A759, you may refer to the standard itself or consult with a qualified engineer or supplier.

ASTM A759 is an American standard specification for carbon steel rails. While this specification may be used by companies and organizations around the world, it is primarily used in the United States and South America, other countries also can use these rails if they meet their specific requirements.

Welcome to ask us the international standard flat bottom rails as below:




Rail for Railway 43 kg/m rail, 50 kg/m rail,

60 kg/m rail, 75kg/m rail, 60N rail, 75N rail

TB/T2344-2012, TB/T3276-2011
P50 rail/R50 rail, P65 rail/R65 rail, RP60E1 GOST-R51685, GOST R51054-2014
S49 rail, UIC54 rail, UIC60 rail UIC860
JIS50N rail, JIS60 rail JIS E1101
AS50 rail, AS60 rail, AS68 rail AS1085, BHP RT STD
90RA rail, 100RE rail, 115RE rail, 132RE rail, 136RE rail AREMA
TR45 rail, TR50 rail, TR57 rail, TR68 rail ASTM A759
BS75A rail, BS90A rail, BS100A rail BS11 STANDARD
45E1, 49E1 rail, 50E2 rail, 54E1 rail,

60E1 rail, 60E2 rail

EN 13674-1, EN13674-4
Switch Rail 50AT1 rail, 60AT1 rail,

60AT2 rail, 60TY1 rail

Crane Rail A45, A55, A65, A75, A100, A120, A150 DIN536
QU70 rail/KP70 rail, QU80 rail/KP80 rail, QU100 rail/KP100 rail,

QU120 rail/KP100 rail, CR175 rail

ASTM A759-2000
Grooved Rail 59R2 rail, 60R2 rail EN 14811:2006

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