Switch Components


Plates, Braces and Switch Clips
AREMA Turnout Plate
Used in uniform-riser applications beyond the heel of the switch. Assists in maintaining rail gauge. Must be manufactured for specific switch length, rail section and turnout alignment.
Side-Jaw Clip
Non-adjustable. Forged steel construction. For use with horizontal switch rod. Manufactured as left-hand or right-hand.
Adjustable Side-Jaw Clip
Adjustable. Forged steel construction. For use with horizontal switch rod. Manufactured as left-hand or right-hand.
Transit Clip
Adjustable. Forged steel construction. For use with horizontal switch rod. Note: Requires lugs on switch rod. Manufactured as left-hand or right-hand.
Adjustable Brace
Roller Riser Slide Plate
Malleable iron construction per current A.R.E.A. specifications. Ductile Iron also available. Requires an additional milled pocket for the brace.
Forged Steel Rigid Brace
Non-adjustable. Forged from 3/8” or 1/2” steel plate. Used primarily for industrial applications.
Connecting Rods, Switch Rods and Switch Stands
A&K has adjustable connecting rods to fit any switch stands. All A&K designs have a threaded clevis on each end of the rod to allow greater adjustment. Call your A&K rail and track specialist for assistance in selecting the correct design to fit your switch stand.
Horizontal Switch Rod for Side-Jaw Clips; Insulated, End Throw
Horizontal Switch Rod for Transit Clips; Insulated, Basket Adjustment
Vertical Switch Rod Insulated
Switch stands are available from A&K in a wide variety of designs to satisfy any switch specification for light or heavy trackwork. Reconditioned switch stands and other models with new and reconditioned materials are also available. Call your A&K rail and track specialists for assistance in selecting a stand for your specific switch installation.