Refer to the AREMA (formerly AREA) Design Specifications. Volume 2 -
Structures has a typical clearance diagram for tangent track, with
correction tables for adjusting clearances along curved track. Very
generally, the diagram shows 9'-0" minimum clear from the track centerline
to the clearance envelope line. Note that these are generic requirements,
and must be verified against specific requirements of the railroad company
which owns/maintains the track.
Hope this helps.
New York, NY
<Gary_Gill@BK To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: FW: Railroad clearance
> Does anyone know the min. clearance from the center line of the railroad
> track to an obstruction (ie. columns, building edges.) The obstructions
> will be higher than a typical loading dock. I'm located in Florida