US1651723A - Rail-connecting device - Google Patents

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US1651723A
US1651723A US104573A US10457326A US1651723A US 1651723 A US1651723 A US 1651723A US 104573 A US104573 A US 104573A US 10457326 A US10457326 A US 10457326A US 1651723 A US1651723 A US 1651723A
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E01CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES
    • E01BPERMANENT WAY; PERMANENT-WAY TOOLS; MACHINES FOR MAKING RAILWAYS OF ALL KINDS
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De'c. 6,1927; P 1,651,723

A. H. M CARTY RAIL CONNECTING DEVICE Filed April 26. 1926 INVENTOR 1 I A.HMcCary- BY Q Patented Dec. 6, 1927.

sires LLEN H. MCoAnrrr, or me s, canirosnra.

est-723 RAIL-CONNECTING DEVICE.

Application filed April 26, 1926. Serial No. 104,573. I

' tended to be used in connection with light I I mining, industrial,

and contractors railroads.

Such railways are frequently carelessly laid and no great care is taken to insure a level road bed, rigidity of the ties, or to provide properly secure connections between the rails and the ties or the rails with each other. The result is that the rails frequently cant relative to adjacent rails at their ends, causing the derailment of the rolling stock, with the accompanying damage and loss of'time, if nothing worse. 7

With my improved rail connecting means on the other hand, while it is not nece ssary to take more time or care in laying the rails than is done at present, the rail-ends. are positively prevented from lateral movement relative to each other, and if one rail tips or cants sideways the adjacentrail must move correspondingly, and the wheel engaging edges of the rails remain in alinement at all times.

A further object of the invention is to produce a simple and inexpensive device and yet one which will be exceedingly eifective for the purpose for which it is designed.

These objects I accomplish by means of such structure and relative arrangement of Fig. 2 is a similar new of the device detached.

Referring now more particularly to the characters of rBfQ QIlCE 9.1.1 the drawings, the

numeral 1 denotes the head ofa rail of ordi-' nary shape, the rail also having a vertical web 2 and a base flange 3.

My improved rail conneeting'device comprises a short rail-head portion 4 to project between the adjacent ends of two rails and Bi V to aline with the heads thereof. Projecting j from both ends of the head l and formed" integral therewith are side plates5. These plates are arranged'to fit snugly between the heads and base flanges of the rails, and are spaced transversely to snugly receive the v.

' webs 2 therebetween. The plates 5 have outwardly projecting flanges 6 along their lower.

edges to extend at least to the edge of the base flanges 3, and they may overhang said base flanges if desired. This allows the. tie spikes to engage the connecting device in common with the rail flanges.

Between the rails the connecting device is provided with abase flange 7 horizontally alined with the flanges 3, so that said flange 7 and the adjacent portions of the flangesB of the rails mayrest in common on atie 8 without throwing any strain on the side plates 5. v

The plates 5 are provided with longitudi-- nally spaced orifices 9 toaline with the usual holes in the rails, in order that bolts 10 may be applied to fasten the opposed plates and the rail webs together.

'It will therefore be seen that owing to the rigid and unitary character of the side web engaging flanges it will be impossible for. one rail to tip or cant without pulling the adjacent rail sideways also. The side edges of the rails and the intermediate head 4 are therefore always in proper alinenieiit with each other. 1

From the foregoing description it will be readily seen that I have produced such a device'as substantially fulfills the objects of the invention as set forth herein,

While this specification sets forth in cletail the present and preferred, construction of the device, still in practice such deviations from such detail may beresorted to I as do not form a departure from the spirit of the invention, as defined by the appended claim.

Having thus described my invention what transversely spaced I claim as new and useful and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1s:

A rail connection. member comprising a rail'head portion toaline with and be disposed between. the heads of adjacent rails, side v plates ifOllllGd with the head portion and projecting beyond the same. to extend along the rail on both sides of the Web, said plates being orifieed to receive bolts to pass through'the rail,

a base portion formed with the head portion and flanges and disposed to lie in vertical alineinent with the head and in horizontal alinenient with the rail base-flanges.

In testimony whereof I afiix my'signature.

ALLEN H. MQCARTY.

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US2759676A (en) * 1953-05-18 1956-08-21 Macdonald James Wilbert Rail joint
US4951872A (en) * 1988-01-09 1990-08-28 Sandpipe Computer & Model Services Limited Track jointers

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2759676A (en) * 1953-05-18 1956-08-21 Macdonald James Wilbert Rail joint
US4951872A (en) * 1988-01-09 1990-08-28 Sandpipe Computer & Model Services Limited Track jointers

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