The Stanton Ironworks Co., Ltd. is producing reinforced concrete railway sleepers. Modified into sub-standards to suit either bull-head rails used with standard chairs, or flat-bottom rails. There is provision for adjustment of gauge to suit requirements. The sleepers are manufactured with 3/8 in. graded granite, local sand, and portland cement. The reinforcing is with bars and wire to B.S.S. No. 785-1938. For fixing flat-bottom rails, patent creosoted wooden blocks to take coach screws are inserted during manufacture; or the sleeper may be provided with cored holes and square-headed recess to prevent rotation of 7/8 in. diameter bolts. Another type of fastening consists of plastic inserts cast during manufacture to take special coach screws.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1940-11-22

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 545
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  • Accession Number: 00037641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM