A new method of fastening rails to concrete sleepers has now been installed experimentally. The new type of fastening embodies certain features of German practice in conjunction with the use of a grooved rubber pad. The fastening is essentially of the clip type, the clip itself being secured by means of a long screw run into a corrugated wood plug cast in the concrete sleeper. The rail sits on a grooved rubber pad. The form of the wide V-shaped grooves, together with the hardness of the rubber selected, gives a very satisfactory load-deflection characteristic of the pad. Rubber has also been applied at both ends of the clip and rubber-bonded cork has been used under the head of the screw.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1956-4-20

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 232-233
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM