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ASTM F2960-23

Standard Practice for Permanent Amusement Railway Ride Tracks and Related Devices

1.1 This standard applies to design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance, and inspection of permanent amusement railway ride(s) that have a track gauge greater than or equal to 12 in. (305 mm) measured between the heads of the rails and their related devices and facilities, for example, bridges, tunnels, and signal support structures, excluding rolling stock. This “track” specific standard provides requirements which are not covered in the “core” or “supporting” standards of the ASTM F24 committee.

1.2 This standard does not apply to track rides, such as roller coasters, that may resemble railways.

1.3 This standard does not apply to funiculars as defined in ANSI B77.2 (2020) or BS EN 1907 (2017).

1.4 This standard does not apply to Amusement Railway Rides and their associated track, devices and facilities that are manufactured and intended for use as a portable amusement ride or attraction.

1.5 This standard does not apply to permanently installed amusement railway rides and tourist railways, and their associated track, devices and facilities that are under the jurisdiction of the United States Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in whole or part, or national equivalent.

1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


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