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J. A. MILLER.

PLEASURE RAILWAY slwcuni. l 4 APPLICATION FILED IULY 24| IMI. 1,319,888. Patented Oat. 28,1919.

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1,319, APPLICATIQN FILED JULY 24. 1MB. Paltentd. Oct. 28.

2 MEETS-SHEET 2- JOHN A. MILLER, OF-HOMEWGGD, ILLINOIS.

PLEASURE-VBiAILlNAY STRUCTURE spwmcauon or Leners raient.

Patented Oct. 28, 1911.).

Application led July 24, 1919. Serial No. 318,010.

To all 'whom t may concern.' V

Be it known that -I JOHN A. MILLER, a citizen of the United tates, and a resident of Homewood, in the county of Cook, State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pleasure-Railway Structures, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to pleasure railway structures and particularly to improved construction which will make riding more sensational but which at the same time will make such riding entirely safe.

Heretofore vertical curves on pleasure railway structures have been limited on account of centrifugalforce, the curves being` confined within limits whlch will permit gravity to overcome centrifugal force sufficiently to keep the ears on the rails and the passengers inntheir seats. -More abrupt .vertlcal curves will bel more sensational 'as it will give the 4assengersthe feeling of -bei ing lifted oil' o their seats as the cars take the incline. The object of, myinvention is therefore .to provide improved safety means in the track and car construction which will eiiiciently hold the cars to the rails laterally and vertically when the car is traveling over abrupt inclines.

My improved construction is 'clearly shown' onthe accompanying drawing in which- Figure 1 is a side elevational View of acer and supporting track structure. o

Fig. 2 is a sectional view on plane 2 2,

Fig. 1, and 4 ig. 3 is a sectional View on plane 3 3, Fig. 2. V

The body of the car shown'comprises side beams 5 and 6 connected together by cross beams 7 and the front and the rear end walls 8 and 9. En agin the top of the side beams and exten in aterally therefrom are the running boar s 10 and 11. The body also supports a number of seats S and a dashboard structurev D. Any number of seats may be provided. At the opposite sides of the car body are front and rear wheel journal frames 12 and 13, in which are journaled the vehicle supporting wheels 14.V

The track supporting structure shown comprises the upright beams or illars 15 connected together near their tops y across beam 16 securely bolted thereto. Set on edge on these cross beams and securely bolted thereto are sleepers 17, ties 18 being sus# Apended at intervals from such sleeperswfor supporting the rail structures. The rail structures or beams comprise the lower beam 19 and the'upper beam 20 securely boltedtogether and to the ties. These beamama. be

solid timbers or built up of smallertim ers or boards as desired. Secured onto of the beams 2O are the flat, rails 21 on w ichthe vehicle wheels ride. The top beams'20 overl hang the lower beams 19 at their inner sides to provldeunder rail surface 22. Angle bar 23 1s secured around the inner lower corner of the beam 20 to rovide rail facin .for

safety rollers whic will be `present y described.

Secured against 'ander sides of -tl1e "vehicle beamsf ahd'extending longitudi' nally are the supporting boards 24 for suportlngr the bearin brackets 25.' These rackets are prefere ly in the form of castings. and each provide an up er space 26 for accommodating. av horizonte guard roller or wheel 27, and, a' lower section 28 for sun# xortin Aa vertical guard roller or`wheel 29, he' ro ler or wheel -27 is journaled on a shaftvisecured in the frame, and the vertical roller vor wheelis `journaledon a shaft] 31, whichextends'through the-lower sectionf-y 28. The shaft is threaded to receive nuts 32 whichv engage a inst the inner sides of `the section 28 to holiathe shaft in horizontal adjustment,- so thatthe vertical roller V29 wil] bein proper position for enga "n with the under flange of the angle bar 2%.

the carie on the track the roller 29 travels under this angle bar while the horizontal roller 27 travels alon ,the side of the vertical flange of the ang e bar. The horizontal and vertical guard rollers cooperate to hold the vehicle at all times in position to keepl its w eels von the.` rai-ls 21, the horizontal" rolle preventing side displacement andthe vertical rollers preventing vertical displacement. The vehicle is thus held to the rails under all conditions even where the vertical inclines are'very abrupt. Absolute safety is thus assured while riding vis made very sensational.

I do not' desire tobe limited to the exact construction and arrangement shown and described as modifications are possible Which will still come within the scope of the in: vention.

1 claim as follows:

1. In u pleasure railway system, the com binntion of a. supporting structure, trnclc beams mounted on sii-id structure, n, vehicle having supporting wl'irx-.ls engaging said tracklbeanis, frames secured to the under side of seid vehicle, a horizontal and n vertical roller journeled in euch frame, seid horizontel rollers engaging with the inner Sides of seid beamsA und seid vertical rollers engeging with the under side of said beams, seid horizontal and vertical rollers serving to prevnt horizontal and vertical displacement o said supporting wheels from said track beams.

2. In e pleasure railway system, the coin llinntion of parallel supporting beams, truck lmuns secu red on seid supporting beams and overhnnging the inner sides thereof, a vehi- A'le having supporting wheels for engaging :he said truck beams, bearing frames eernred to said vehicle et the sides thereof, a. horizontal roller and s. vertical roller journnled in each frame, seid horizontal and vertical rollers 'engaging respectively with the inner and under sides oi the overhang*- ing track beams, seid horizontal rollers servi to prevent side play and said 'vertical ro 1ers serving to prevent said vehicle wheels from-jumping off seidtrnck beams.

3. In a. pleasure railway system, the wmhina'tion of mil beams, a vehicle having supporting Wheels for engaging at the tops of seid rail beams, horizontal rollers journaled on seid vehicle for engaging with the inner -sides of said rail beams to hold the vehicle against lateral displacement, seid track beams having under rail surface, and rollers iournnlefl on snirl vehicle for engnging with sn'nl under rnil .surface to prevent vertical Llfisplucemenl of snirl vehicle from said rn.il beams.

4. In n pleitsllre rnilwny system, the coinliinntion of ruil beams, n vrhirle having snp porting wheels for engaging nlong the tops of said benins, nbnlinents on seid vehicle for engaging with the inner sides of seid ruil beaune to prevent lateral clisplmxanient of the vehicle, und other nbutmentson sind vehicle for engaging with the under sides of said reil beams to prevent vertical displacement of the vehicle.

5. In u pleasure railway system, the cornbinetion of rail beams constructed of wood, flat rails vsecured. on the top side of seid beams, n vehicle having track Wheels for running on said flat rails, sind rail beams having their inner portion overhenging a distance to Aform under rail and inner raiil surfaces, 'angle benms secured :tt the lower inner corners of said overlninging portion to 'form metallic fawings for sind under and Side rail surfaces, and safety rollers journnled on. said vehicle for engaging respectively with the inner and under sides of seid angle beam to prevent lateral or vertical displacement of seid vehicle when running on Seid beams.

6. In a. pleasure railway system, the combination of a. vehicle having supporting wheels, horizontal guard. rollers and vertical ard rollers for seid vehicle, and rnil beams eving upper ruil surface for the vehicle supporting Wheels, and having side and under rail surf-ece for seid horizontal and vertical guard rollers respectively.

In witi'iees whereof, I hereunto subscribe my neme this 18th day of July, A., D. 1919.

j JOHN A. MILLER.

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Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2481421A (en) * 1943-12-28 1949-09-06 Hayes Track Appliance Co Metalworking apparatus
US3359922A (en) * 1965-02-16 1967-12-26 Habegger Maschf Guiding device for double-rail trains
US3817186A (en) * 1972-08-18 1974-06-18 R Walsh Interaction railway track and vehicle stabilizing system
US4147263A (en) * 1977-01-06 1979-04-03 Lull Engineering Company, Inc. High lift loader with extended transfer
US4954041A (en) * 1987-10-21 1990-09-04 Lull Corp. Triple section telescopic boom materials handling vehicle

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2481421A (en) * 1943-12-28 1949-09-06 Hayes Track Appliance Co Metalworking apparatus
US3359922A (en) * 1965-02-16 1967-12-26 Habegger Maschf Guiding device for double-rail trains
US3817186A (en) * 1972-08-18 1974-06-18 R Walsh Interaction railway track and vehicle stabilizing system
US4147263A (en) * 1977-01-06 1979-04-03 Lull Engineering Company, Inc. High lift loader with extended transfer
US4954041A (en) * 1987-10-21 1990-09-04 Lull Corp. Triple section telescopic boom materials handling vehicle

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