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US1229847A
US1229847A US15712217A US15712217A US1229847A US 1229847 A US1229847 A US 1229847A US 15712217 A US15712217 A US 15712217A US 15712217 A US15712217 A US 15712217A US 1229847 A US1229847 A US 1229847A
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    • E01CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES
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H. W. WINNER.

RAILWAY RAIL.

APPLICATION mzo MAR.24, 1911.

Patented June 12, 1917.

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ATTORNEY H. W. WINNER.

RAILWAY RAIL.

APPLICAIION FILED MAR. 24. 1917.

1 ,QQQWWQ Patented June 12, 1917.

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INVENTOR ATTORNEY HARRY W. WINNER, OF LOCK HAVEN, PENNSYLVANIA.

RAILWAY-RAIL.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 12, 191?.

Application filed March 24, 1917. Serial No. 157,122.

To all whom it may concern: I I

Be it known that I, HARRY W. WINNER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Lock Haven, in the county of Clinton and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Railway-Rails, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to improvements in the construction of railway rails.

An object of the invention is to provide a' compound rail wherein the meeting ends of the tread portions thereof and the meeting ends of the base or supporting members for the treads will be arranged away from each other so that the joints of both of the referred to portions of the rails will be braced and consequently to provide a substantially continuous rail.

It is a further object of the invention to' produce a compound rail wherein the tread member will be received in a suitable channel in the base or supporting member and firmly secured to the said supporting member in an easy and expeditious manner.

It is a further object of the invention to produce a compound rail including a channeled base or supporting member and a tread member having a plurality of surfaces, one of which being adapted to be received in the channel, others of which resting upon the base or support at the opposite sides of the channel, and'the remaining surfaces receiving the wheels of the rolling stock, the said tread being so constructed as to permit of any one of the faces thereof providing the bearing member for the wheels of the rolling stock.

It is a still further object of the invention to produce a compound rail which shall be of a comparatively simple construction, readily secured to the supporting ties of the roadbed, which shall be comparatively cheap to manufacture and which will be strong and thoroughly efficient for the purpose intended.

With the above and other objects in view the improvement resides in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts set forth in the following specification and falling within the scope of the appended claims.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the improvement,

Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional View on a greatly enlarged scale, 7

Fig. 8 is a perspective view of one of the tread members,

Fig. 4: is a similar view porting member,

Fig. 5 is a perspective view ofthe splice bar, and

Figs. 6 and 7 illustrate modified forms of the tread members.

V Referring now to the drawings in general, and to Figs. 1 to 1 in particular, the rail is broadly indicated by the character R and the ties, upon which the rail is spiked, are indicated by the characters T.

The rail includes a base section 1 and a tread section 2. The base or tread supporting section 1 is formed, at the lower portion thereof, with outwardly extending flanges 3 and if desired the said flanges may be notched to receive the retaining spikes 3 which enter the ties T. The web 4 of the base at a slight but suitable distance away from the top thereof is channeled upon its opposite sides throughout the length of the said section, as indicated by the numerals 5, and the upper surface of the said web inward of the channels 5 is formed with a longitudinally arranged groove 6. The shoulders or surfaces outward of the grooves 6, indicated for distinction by the numerals 7,- are provided with vertically arranged openings which communicate with the channels 5 in the sides of the web, the purpose of which arrangement will be presently described.

The tread 2 in the referred to figures of the drawings comprises a member of a crucial formation, including a body portion or web 8 from which are extended right angularly arranged ribs providing bearing surfaces 9. Each of the bearing surfaces 9 has its sides formed with openings that are adapted to aline with the openings 7 when one of the ribs is received in the longitudinal groove of the web of the base and two of the of the base or supright angularly disposed ribs or surfaces having their underfaces resting upon the top of the web, while securing elements, in the nature of bolts or screws 10, pass through the alining openings in the said ribs and the upper surface of the web at the opposite sides of the groove. The threaded shanks 0f the bolts are adapted to engage with the threaded bores or openings in nuts 11, the said nuts being received in channels in the sides of the web are of a size to contact with the inner walls of the said channels, so that accidental rotation of the nuts is thus prevented.

The base or supporting sections of the rail have their ends connected by fish plates 12, the inner faces of the said fish plates being shaped to be received in the channels in the sides of the rails as well as to contact with the outer surfaces of the webs of the said rails, the upper surfaces of the base of the rails and the outer edge of the said base portions of the rails, and the fish plates are provided with openings alining with transverse openings in the webs of the base sec tions of the rails and through which are passed securing bolts 13 provided with nuts 14.. By this arrangement it will be noted that the abutting ends of the supporting or base portions of the rails may be arranged away from the .abutting or meeting ends of the tread portion of the said rail, and the construction is such as to produce a com pound rail which is of a comparatively simple nature but which is strong and thoroughly efiicient for the purpose designed.

In Figs. .6 and 7 I have illustrated two forms of the treads which may be employed. In Fig. 6 the treads 18 and 19 are disposed in a line with each other and have their head portions of the ordinary ball formation commonly employed upon railroads, while the said heads are connected by flanges 20 to the laterally disposed flanges 21.21, the said flanges being adapted to rest upon the upper portion of the base 1, when one of the heads 18 or 19 is received in the central groove 6 of the said base, the flanges being secured to the base in a manner similar to that previously described. lVith this arrangement it will be noted that only two tread surfaces for the wheels of the rolling stock are provided.

In Fig. 7 one of the tread surfaces, indicated by the numeral 23, is grooved or channeled longitudinally, as is common in rails employed to receive the wheels of electric cars, while the second tread surface 24; is disposed diametrically opposite the tread 23. The tread members 23 and 24 at the uncture thereof are provided with laterally extending flanges 25 and 26, the said flanges rest ing upon the upper surface of the base whenone of the tread or head portions 23 or 24 is received in the groove 6, the flanges 26 adjacent the ends of the rails being provided with openings whereby to receive se curing elements which also pass through the openings or slots 7 in the base member.

1 Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:

1. A compound rail including base sections and tread sections, said base sections having their upper surfaces grooved longitudinally, said tread sections comprising a plurality of bearing surfaces, one of which being received in the groove of the tread section, others resting upon the upper surface of the base section and secured thereto, and the remaining portion of the said tread section providing a bearing for the wheels of the rolling stock.

2. In a compound rail, a base section and a tread section, said base section having its Web grooved longitudinally upon the outer sides thereof and its upper surface channeled longitudinally throughout the length of the said section, said tread com prising a plurality of bearing surfaces, one of which being received in the channel of the base, two of the said tread sections rest ing upon the top of the base at the opposite sides of the channel, securing elements passing through the last mentioned surfaces and through the top of the base and entering the channels in the sides of the base, and nut members within the said channels receiving the said securing elementsand contacting with the inner walls of the channels.

In testimony whereof I my signature.

HARRY W. WINNER:

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. 0

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WO1993005981A1 (en) * 1991-09-16 1993-04-01 Donald Douglas Bruning Surface rail for composite continuous rail
WO1993005979A1 (en) * 1991-09-16 1993-04-01 Donald Douglas Bruning Support rail for composite continuous rail
WO1993005980A1 (en) * 1991-09-16 1993-04-01 Donald Douglas Bruning Continuous surface rails
US5249654A (en) * 1990-08-17 1993-10-05 Bruning Donald D Surface rail for composite continuous rail

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US5249654A (en) * 1990-08-17 1993-10-05 Bruning Donald D Surface rail for composite continuous rail
US5251732A (en) * 1990-08-17 1993-10-12 Bruning Donald D Support rail for composite continuous rail
US5267634A (en) * 1990-08-17 1993-12-07 Bruning Donald D Continuous-surface composite rail
WO1993005981A1 (en) * 1991-09-16 1993-04-01 Donald Douglas Bruning Surface rail for composite continuous rail
WO1993005979A1 (en) * 1991-09-16 1993-04-01 Donald Douglas Bruning Support rail for composite continuous rail
WO1993005980A1 (en) * 1991-09-16 1993-04-01 Donald Douglas Bruning Continuous surface rails

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