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Model FM
Switch Point Guard
U.S. Patent No. 4,386,751
Canadian Patent No. 396,864
  • Innovative Design
  • More Service Life
  • Easier to Maintain
  • Available for All Rail
    Sections and Most Guage Plates
  • Adjustable
  • Replaceable Wear Bar
  • Less Costly to Use

A properly installed and maintained Switch Point Guard is a valuable maintenance aid and safety accessory. It extends the service life of costly switch points, by deflecting the train wheels away from the vulnerable switch point tip. This same deflecting action enhances safety by helping to prevent a worn wheel flange from "picking the point", and causing a derailment.

The reinforcement of the track structure that is achieved with the use of a Switch Point
Guard, both lengthens the service life of the switch components, and reduces
the possibility of track spreading, or roll over of the rail.

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