Abstract: A rail anchor assembly is provided with particularly-configured shoulder fittings welded to a base plate component in a manner which eliminates the necessity of weld grinding in order to assure non-interference between the shoulder fitting rail abutment end weld and a cooperating rail positioned upon the base plate component in proximity to the weld. The shoulder fitting rail abutment end includes an undercut which extends with increasing depth from the shoulder fitting rail abutment end vertical rail abutment face toward the rail retainer spring clip opening portion of the shoulder fitting to thereby form one side of a weld bevel groove accessible from within the shoulder fitting spring clip opening portion.
July 25, 1994
Date of Patent:
October 3, 1995
Mark A. Pollock, Duane B. Christiansen, Dale J. Mertes, James A. Remington
Abstract: A rail anchorage arrangement for fastening a rail, the anchorage comprises: a support structure; a body of weldable material welded to the upper surface of the support structure at a weld between the body and the support structure extending at least partially around the body and along at least 20% of the length of the body from said upper surface of the support structure; a screw-threaded hole extending into the body of weldable material from the end thereof remote from said upper surface of the support structure; a screw-threaded member screwed into the screw-threaded hole so as to be made fast in the body of weldable material, this member not being threaded into the support structure; a rail anchorage having a hole receiving the screw-threaded member so that the screw-threaded member makes fast the rail anchorage against said upper surface of the support structure to secure a rail to the support structure; the body having a lateral dimension which is at least 40% greater than the outer dimension of the thre
Abstract: A compound railroad track wherein the head rail is easily replaceable without replacement of the supports, which comprise two extruded mirror-image L-shaped members, periodically spaced U-shaped separators, and a base plate, all suitably bolted and welded together.