IMPROVISED SLEEPERS IN WARTIME

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

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

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