A half-mile length of track on the Metropolitan Line of London Transport has been laid with a fitting known as the Hey-Back Soleplate fastening. This method of securing the rails to the sleepers will tend to reduce the cost of laying and relaying without increasing the cost of the material involved, and show decided technical improvements over existing practice. It insures a definite increase in economy in track maintenance, is adaptable to any type of sleeper in use, easily and rapidly inspected has as few parts as possible, and is able to be fitted by unskilled labour. The combination of the Hey-Back soleplates with a resilient solepad provides a completely shock-resistant flexible system of fastening without reducing the effectiveness of its anticreep restraint, and also creates a high electrical resistance between rail and earth or rail and rail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1954-7-30

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 129-130
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  • Accession Number: 00039575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM