Switch Rail Patents (Class 238/165)
  • Patent number: 5704570
    Abstract: A nose type rail member for a crossing member applied to a turnout or wayside switch system on the ground for a train and the like, is made of high carbon steel material containing 0.70 to 0.82 wt. % of carbon. The rail member is constructed by a pair of rail parts, which have a concave at a side of the middle support part. A backing plate is made of the same material as the rail member, or a steel material having a less carbon content than that of the rail member, and is held by a pair of the opposite concaves. A pair of the head portions and the base portions at a side thereof are joined by means of electron beam welding, and the joined rail member is subjected to S.Q. heat processing; whereby at least a wheel tread of the rail member becomes a homogeneous and fine pearlite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Yamato Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki Irie, Hisashi Takahata
  • Patent number: 5366184
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a seat for the movable point in a cradle of a crossing frog incorporated in long welded rails and the process for production of such a seat. The seat is characterized in that the connection between the movable point (1) and the element (2") of the cradle constituted by two rails (3 and 4) is effected by an essentially mechanical assembly. The invention is more particularly applicable to the field of the construction of railway equipment, particularly, crossing frogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Cogifer-Compagnie Generale d'Installations Ferroviaires
    Inventors: Gerard Testart, Frederic Hege
  • Patent number: 4785994
    Abstract: A sliding joint of the type designed to permit expansion and contraction between adjoining ends of rail sections in a single or double track system is characterized by having a rail point defining an extension of one adjoining end which is both lengthened and reinforced along the area adjacent to its juncture with the one adjoining end to more effectively absorb and distribute stresses imparted under wheel loading. A limit stop for the curved end of the rail section is mounted on the base of the joint ahead of the juncture of the rail point with the one adjoining end of the rail so as to further alleviate stresses imparted by the curved rail to the rail point when the curved rail undergoes maximum expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Inventors: Walter G. Crone, Harry B. Cundiff