Methods used in the U.S., England, and Australia to prolong the life of wooden sleepers are described and illustrated. The sleeper should be fitted with an anti-split device, such as an S-clamp, frame clamp, through bolt, wooden screw, or band-strip. To repair spike-killing damage a Metospir, a hard-wood plug, or a plastic filled plug is suggested. Strengthening of the sleeper at a location of the chair is accomplished by saddling, or by inserting a steel plate between the chair and sleeper. The formation of compound sleepers for use on siding is described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1942-3-13

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 230-232
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM