A special crossing was designed and tested for heavily traveled sections of the London Transport system. The advantages of this unbroken crossing are: (a) elimination of wear on the wing rail and nose of a normal crossing, resulting in much longer life; (b) elimination of the jolt as every wheel passes over a normal crossing, with reduction in wear on rolling stock; (c) reduction of maintenance packing of the crossing; and (d) elimination of one crossing check rail. This same type of crossing may be used in turnouts to sidings which are little used.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1948-5-7

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  • Accession Number: 00037935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM