Some cast iron sleepers are designed for use with bull-head rails and have timber tie bars between the plates. Other types have steel tie bars. The principle of all the designs is that there are two castings integral with which are jaws to house the various types of rail. Tapered and split cotters passing through the tie bars lock them to the plates and also provide adjustment to gauge. Plate sleeper track has been shown by experience to have the advantage of long life.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1946-4-19

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  • Accession Number: 00037950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM