Some articles on rail, stock rail, rails:
... The point clip clamps the end of a moving rail (the switch rail) of a set of points to its associated stock rail, and the scotch is a timber wedge ... is not used, as this is a different piece of equipment clamped to a rail used to ensure that stationary railway vehicles do not move, with much the same function as chocks used to ... In North America the term Spike and Wedge is used as instead of a clip, a rail spike is driven through a hole set in the metal base plate that is ...
... points) the tips of the switch blades have to be filed down to fit snugly against the fixed or stock rail ... The lefthand diagram shows this on the left is the dotted outline of the rail with the part left after filing shown with a solid line in red ... On the right is shown how the two rails fit together when the turnout is closed ...
Famous quotes containing the words rail and/or stock:
“Old man, its four flights up and for what?
Your room is hardly any bigger than your bed.
Puffing as you climb, you are a brown woodcut
stooped over the thin rail and the wornout tread.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“Death and life were not
Till man made up the whole,
Made lock, stock and barrel
Out of his bitter soul,”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)