The Camrail high-strength track bolt has been developed to produce such a high clamping force in rail joints that track so fastened has the continuity of continuous welded rail. A specially calibrated breakaway portion of the bolt head assures proper torquing forces that produce 2-1/2 times the clamping force developed in a conventional rail joint. The joint-freezing concept is explained initially and then a second article describes how this bolt can produce "ribbon" rail on short lines where transport of CWR can be uneconomical, or how the bolt may be used in conjunction with welded rail to produce insulated joints or to permit easy rail transposition on curves. Toledo, Peoria and Western has used the bolts in a 4.7-mile segment of its line in Illinois.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • DeBerg, D G
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 39
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM