Compromise Bars


Compromise Joint Bars are manufactured to fit all rail combinations; tee rail, girder rail, and crane rail. The bars are manufactured from rolled steel sections, forged and machined to precise tolerances, and heat-treated to industry specifications as directed in AREMA Chapter 4.


Standard Specifications for Compromise Joints: A compromise joint consists of two bars without bolts. Heat treating consists of heat, oil quench and temper. Bolt holes are alternately round and oval. Compromise joints are typically head contact. Head free joints and other variations will be manufactured to customer order.

Typical Sizes: 4-hole Joints – 24″ Long 5-hole Joints – 30″ Long 6-hole Joints – 36″ Long

Surface Preparations such as shot blasting and painting are available.

Features and Benefits

CTM’s Compromise bars are hot rolled from high quality steel, forged to shape and accurately machined. They have sttamped identifications to provide ease of installation, proper application and quality identification for traceability.

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