PICTURES OF ACTUAL WORKING PROTOTYPE GUARD RAILS SHOWING THE TYPICAL WEAR MARKS DUE TO THEIR NORMAL FUNCTION OF STEERING PASSING WHEELS AWAY FROM THE FROG POINT

A small set of Pictures showing the Heavily "Rubbed" Guard Rails on switch #175, North of Grover Beach Station, on the LA-SF Amtrak Coast route.

Although the wear marks look dark gray in the pictures, it is because of the their vertical angle not reflecting the sky overhead. They are in fact bright polished steel, just like the railheads



General view looking North



General view looking South



Straight Route Guard Rail



Curved Route Guard Rail



Close up of leading edge of Guard rail