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US1941103A
US1941103A US560898A US56089831A US1941103A US 1941103 A US1941103 A US 1941103A US 560898 A US560898 A US 560898A US 56089831 A US56089831 A US 56089831A US 1941103 A US1941103 A US 1941103A
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E01CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES
    • E01BPERMANENT WAY; PERMANENT-WAY TOOLS; MACHINES FOR MAKING RAILWAYS OF ALL KINDS
    • E01B13/00Arrangements preventing shifting of the track
    • E01B13/02Rail anchors
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E01CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES
    • E01BPERMANENT WAY; PERMANENT-WAY TOOLS; MACHINES FOR MAKING RAILWAYS OF ALL KINDS
    • E01B2201/00Fastening or restraining methods
    • E01B2201/08Fastening or restraining methods by plastic or elastic deformation of fastener

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Dec; 26, 1933. G. L. MOORE ET AL RAIL ANCHOR Filed Sept. 5, 1931 gwozwfou 61/00]? fi' to'rted when applied to the rail.

Patented Dec. 26, 1933 le 41,103 I R IL ANCHOR Q.

George Loop Moore and James Robert Steele,

I wego,N. Y.

Application September 3,1931. Serial No. 560,898 I r I 15 Claims. (6.238 315) I Our invention relates to rail anchors and par- 'cu larly' toanchors for resisting the longitudinal creeping of railroad rails- I One of the objects of ourinvention'is to provide a one-pieceanchor which is easily applied 1 to a rail, which efficiently grips the rail base flange and which cooperates witha stationary 'member 'o'f the roadbed to resist the creeping of I the rail. r Anotherobject'of our invention is to provide a rail anchor which is applied to a railroadrail by distortion and whicheiiectively grips the rail b ase flange due to t-he tendencyof the'anchor vto resume 'thecondition from which it was dis- I I A further objectof our invention is to provide "a one-piece rail anchor; which is adaptable to rails'having base flanges of different widths] Another object of ourinvention-is to provide. a rail anchor which will check the longitudinal f c reeping'of the rail in either direction of traiiic.'

I'he novel'featu'res'of ourinvention will be, more fully understood from the following description zs-and claims'taken with the drawing in which:

Fig. 1 I is a top plan View of 1 our improved "anchor; l f 1 Fig, 2 is a side view of the anchor shown in Fig.1; I I

Figs. 3 and-e are end views of theanchorgyand *Fig. 5 is a side view of arailway track struc-- -:ture with our improved rail anchor. I

I Referring to the drawing: 14 designates-a rail,

"15 a cross tie, 1'7 a railroad spike and 18 the I rail anchor which is the subject of our invention. 1" The anchor 18 comprises'end members 19and '20, respectively, and a connecting member- 21 f which is adapted to bridge a railroadtie.

I IThe end members'IQ and 20 comprise U-shaped f members having notches in each leg thereof adapted'to receive the flange of a rail. The .member 19 has portions 22' and 23 for engaging w"1 1 1 1 upper surface of the rail base flange and iportions24 and 25 forengaging the under surface For the rail base fiange. The member 20 has 4 portions 26 and 27 for engaging the upper surface 'iof the'rail base flange and portions 28 and-29 iforengaging theunder surface of the rail base flange. Thefconnecting member 21 is preferably f provided at its ends with compensating members scam 31',"respectively. The connectingmember 21 is also provided with a pocket 32 for receivingthe head of a spike to, retain the anchor in its assembled 'positiori. "The sides of the pocket I v 7 also function to engage the side of the spike head upon the tendency of the rail to creep longitudibase flange.

more'efiective engagement with the rail flange by a'blow-on the sides'ofthe ends 19 and 20 of the anchor." The anchor'is now in its operative position asfsho'wn in full lines in Fig. 5.

' -When'theanchor is in its operative position on the rail any tendency on the part of the rail-t0 :17. I I EThe'passage of trafiic over the track moves the tie a short distance.

nally'in either direction oftrafiic, so as to retain I thea'n'chor in its operative position to resistthe engaging portio'ns26, 27, 28 and 29 will be brought into gripping engagement with the flange. The

connecting member 21 is then brought over the I head of the spike l'ifto' the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 5. Pressure is then applied tothe member 21 near the end 19 such as by placing the foot thereon and striking a downwardly andinwardly directed blow at the point indicated by the arrow in Fig. 5. This will cause the rail engaging members 24 and 25 topass downwardly beyond-the lower edge of the rail base flange.

As soon as the members 24 and 25 pass beyond the'lowerledge'of the rail base flange the end 19" will spring inwardly and thus cause the members-24and 25 to engage the bottom of the rail The. anchor'may be brought into creep longitudina1ly due'to the passage of trafiic thereoverin either-direction'is restrained-owing to the double grip on the rail basesflange by each end of the anchor due to the anchor being held in its operative position with respect tothe roada bed by its engagement with the head of the spike rail upwardly a short distance off the tie and therefore causesthe spikes to move out of .the

The anchor 18 which is connected to the rail will also be moved" upwardlywiththe rail and spike. When the traiiic is directlyover the tie the load thereof will cause the rail to move downwardly into engagement with the tie and the-ends of the anchor also will be carried downwardly therewith. As the connecting member 21 of the anchor is over the spike head which has previously been raised out of the tie the load on the rail 'would be transmitted through this" member to the spike unless some provisions were made on the anchor to over- -come-t-his condition. To obviate this condition and also the waving action of the rail we have provided the anchor with compensating members 30 and 31 which are adapted to flex under a load applied to the ends of the anchor from the rail due to the passage of traflic thereover and therefore permit the ends of the anchor to be moved downwardly without the full load on the rail being transmitted through the connecting member 21 to the spike 17.

These compensating members are particularly adaptable with an anchor of the type herein described as the double grip on each end of the anchor prevents the ends of the anchor from changing their position longitudinally of the rail.

From the foregoing description it will be obvious to those skilled in the art that we have devised an improved one-piece anchor which is simple in construction, which is easily applied to the rail base flange and which efiiciently grips same to check the tendency of the rail to creep in either direction of traiflc. Our device is particularly adaptable to rails having base flanges of different widths as it grips only one side of the flange of a rail, and therefore its gripping ability is not affected by the changes in widths of base flanges.

While we have shown our invention in but one form, it will be obvious to those skilled in the art that it is not so limited, but is susceptible of various other changes and modifications without departing from the spirit thereof, and we desire,

therefore, that only such limitations shall be.

placed thereupon as are imposed by the prior art or as are specifically set forth in the appended claims.

Having thus described our invention what we claim as new and desire to cover by Letters Patent is:

1. An anchor comprising a plurality of rail engaging members, a connecting member to pass over a spike head, and a compensating member for said anchor.

2. A rail anchor comprising end members spike, and compensating means adapted torestrain a load transmitted to said anchor from being transmitted to said spike.

i. A one piece rail anchor comprising a pair 7 of end members adapted to engage one flange of a rail and a connecting member for said end members, each of said end members comprising a U-shaped member having shoulders on the legs thereof adapted to engage one flange of a rail at a plurality of points on one side of a railroad tie.

5. A one piece rail anchor comprising a pair or" U-shaped end members, a body member, and a compensating member intermediate the body member and the U-shaped members.

6. In combination with a railway track structure, a roadbed, a rail mounted thereon, a spike for said rail, said rail and said spike being capable of vertical movement, an anchor for restraining the longitudinal creeping of the rail, said anchor comprising rail flange engaging members, a connecting member for said rail 8. A rail anchor comprising depending end members having rail engaging members thereon adapted to engage one flange of a rail base on opposite sides of a tie, an upturned member, having a rail engaging member formed thereon, connected to each of said depending end members, and a connecting member for said end members.

.9. A rail anchor comprising U-shaped end members adapted to engage one flange of a rail at a plurality of points on either side of atie, connecting means for said end members adapted to engage a railroad spike, and compensating meansfor said anchor whereby the end members may move without changing the position of the connecting member adjacent the spike.

10. A rail anchor having a pair of spaced rail base engaging portions on each end thereof, an intermediate spike head engaging portion, a portion connecting each adjacent rail base engaging portion, and a resilient loop member connecting said intermediate portion at each end to one of said pair of portions. 7 v

11..A rail anchor havingan intermediate portion for engaging a spike head, and a sinuous portion at each end thereof to constitute a rail base engaging portion.

vl2. A rail anchor having an intermediate portion for engaging a spike head, and an upwardly extending loop portion extending into a downwardly extending loop portion at each end of the first mentioned portion, each of the latter loop portions being formed to provide a pair of spaced railfbase bearing portions.

13. A rail anchor having a body portion, and end-portions for gripping a rail flange at a plurality of points at each side of a railroad tie, each end portion comprising a pair, of leg portions spaced longitudinally of the rail and each leg portion being provided with a shoulder for engaging the rail flange.

l4. A'rail anchor comprising a body portion and end portions, said body portion adapted to pass over a railroad tie and each of said end portions comprising a pair of members having shoulders for engaging the flange of a 'rail base at a plurality of points longitudinally of the rail at each side of the tie.

' 15. A one piece rail anchor comprising a tie bridging member, a U-shaped member adjacent one endpf said tie bridging member, 'saidU- shaped member having recesses in each leg thereof adapted to receive the flange of a rail base and meansadjacent said recesses adapted to grip the rail base flange at a plurality of points longitudinally thereof at one side of the tie, and a rail base flange engaging member connected'to the other end of the tie bridging member.

. GEORGE LOOP MOORE.

JAMES ROBERT STEELE.

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US2457592A (en) * 1944-04-21 1948-12-28 George W Muller Rail retaining and spike fastening means
US2483491A (en) * 1947-05-21 1949-10-04 Gehnert Adam Rail anchor and spike harness

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US2457592A (en) * 1944-04-21 1948-12-28 George W Muller Rail retaining and spike fastening means
US2483491A (en) * 1947-05-21 1949-10-04 Gehnert Adam Rail anchor and spike harness

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