A description of six types of British-made cast-iron plate sleepers is presented and their advantages noted. Severe breaking tests on both the bull-head and flat-bottom standard-gauge plates have proved that each individual plate has a safety factor of at least 100 percent. These cast-iron sleepers will last 100 percent longer than their wooden counterparts. The complete sleeper can be made up, readily inserted in the track, and the rail positioned in the jaws and keyed up.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

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

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 429-431
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM