A rail-to-sleeper fastening on trial on British Railways is applicable to ordinary flat-bottom rails, but is specially designed to resist any tendency towards buckling in long-welded rails. The advantages claimed are: simplicity; cheapness in first, maintenance, and replacement costs; safety, sufficient elasticity to protect the sleepers against impact and so increase their lives; and no interference with track-circuiting. The fastening consists of a cast-iron baseplate enclosing a rubber pad upon which the rail-base is held securely both vertically, transversely and laterally by metal-rubber wedges fitting tightly into jaws cast integrally as part of the baseplate.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1958-11-28

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 54
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM