The ends of the two rails to be joined are recessed on the outside for the reception of an angle bridging piece of rail quality steel which forms the outer fishplate, and a standard fishplate is used on the inner side. A cast-iron base plate takes the bearing of the rails and the angle fishplate bearing directly on to the bedplate, assisted by the inner fishplate and the base plate itself. As these three elements develop the full strength of the rail across the space between the joint sleepers there is practically no deflection of the rail ends, and noise and pounding of the joint sleepers are eliminated. The iron bedplate is secured to the sleepers by means of through bolts. The elevation, plan, and section of the rail joint are illustrated. The joints have operated satisfactorily under heavy and fast traffic on the Southern Railway.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1942-6-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 632-33
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  • Accession Number: 00037874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM