This fastener was developed for S.H.C.-type concrete sleepers, in hope of achieving a larger working deflection than the standard S.H.C. rail-fastening. Whereas the rectangular clip has a thickness of 0.225 in. the V-clip is 0.196-in. thick, to provide a toe-deflection of 0.420 in. with a minimum toe-load of 3.4 ton. The toe-load and deflection of the rectangular clip were 0.90 tons and 0.30 in. so that the improvement effected by using the V-clip made the effect of rail, sleeper, and hoop tolerances much less significant. The V-clip is less expensive to manufacture than the standard clip and laboratory and track tests confirmed the technical advantages of the V-clip.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1965-3-19

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  • Accession Number: 00037858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM