Spiking Blocks Patents (Class 238/286)
  • Patent number: 7922102
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rail support point for a rail-guided vehicle for anchoring in a wooden tie, including a plate as a support for the rail, which plate is anchored on both sides of the rail by means of fastening bolts that pass through the plate, the plate having on its bottom side collars that surround the fastening bolts and that engage in correspondingly shaped depressions in the wooden tie, the plate being configured as a ribbed plate having raised ribs that are arranged lateral to the rail foot and that guide the latter and being made of plastic, and the collar being embodied as a slitted ring. Also disclosed is a rail fastening using the rail support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Wirthwein AG
    Inventors: Udo Wirthwein, Joachim Süss
  • Patent number: 4221330
    Abstract: A compound cross tie for railroad use, the method of making it, and a joiner used therein. The cross tie comprises a pair of wooden end members connected axially by the joiner, and a compressional member traversing the entire assembly: means are provided to prevent relative rotation among the various components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: Burlington Northern Inc.
    Inventor: Gary D. Schlaeger