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US779964A US19704104A US1904197041A US779964A US 779964 A US779964 A US 779964A US 19704104 A US19704104 A US 19704104A US 1904197041 A US1904197041 A US 1904197041A US 779964 A US779964 A US 779964A
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    • E01CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES
    • E01BPERMANENT WAY; PERMANENT-WAY TOOLS; MACHINES FOR MAKING RAILWAYS OF ALL KINDS
    • E01B3/00Transverse or longitudinal sleepers; Other means resting directly on the ballastway for supporting rails
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PATENTED JAN. 10, 1905.

' J. W. PORTER.

RAILROAD TRACK.

APPLIOATION FILED MAB. 1, 1904.

I'HVEHTOR clam/6s WPorfor \QL.E L A& BY 67 06 i ATTORNEYS.

WITNEDE UNITED STATES Patented January 10, 1905.

PATENT OFFICE.

RAILROAD-TRACK.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 779,964, dated January 10, 1905.

Application filed March '7, 1904. Serial No. 197,041.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that LJARvIs W. PORTER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Railroad-Tracks, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to means to strengthen a railroad-track by constructing the same of steel or iron in such a manner that great rigidity and strength will be imparted to the rails and also to prevent the spreading of the rails, obviating thereby many accidents ocinner edge, as shown in Fig. 1.

- casioned by spreading of the rails on railroad- 'be taken apart and any defective portions removed and repaired or new parts substituted therefor when time will not permit the repair of the parts. I accomplish this object by means of the peculiar construction herein described, and shown in the accompanying draw ings, in which- Figure 1 is a transverse section of railroadtrack embodying my invention, taken on line 1 1 of Fig. 2. Fig. 2 is a plan view of afragment of a railroad-track embodying my invention. Fig. 3' is a section of a railroad-track embodying my invention, taken on a curve in the track. View of my rail-engaging lug-hook.

In thedrawings, A. represents a longitudinal sleeper having a downwardly-projecting flange A extending along the outer edge thereof and projecting down into the roadbed, forming a steadying-bar to connect the track with the road bed and prevent any swaying effect in the rails which are securely attached thereto when trains are passing over the rails. These longitudinal sleepers are thickest and strongest at the outer edge and gradually decrease in thickness toward the Securely attached to these longitudinal sleepers are the Fig. I'is an enlarged perspective rails B, the manner in which they are secured to the sleepers and cross-ties being herein after more particularly described. These sleepers are mounted on and connected to the outer end of the compositecross-ties C. These cross-ties are composed of two members 0 and O, securely bolted together by bolts D at their inner ends. The inner ends of the members of these ties overlap each other in the center and are provided on the side thereof where they lap each other with corrugations E, which will effectually prevent the spreading of the rails. The apertures through the inner ends of the cross-ties are provided with longitudinal slots O, by means of which the rails may be placed at any desired distance apart, affording ready means for the construction of different gage railroads. The cross-ties O, made up of two members, as hereinbefore stated, have on their outer ends a portion 0, bent at'right angles thereto. Projecting through an opening in this bent portion of the outer end and also through an opening in the downwardly-turned flange A on the sleeper are the sleeper-engaging bolts H. On the cross-tie members at a point thereon arranged to register with the inner edge of the sleeper is the sleeper-engaging lug I, detachably secured in each member of the cross-ties, this lug having a projecting end I extending over the inner edge of the sleeper and adapted to engage therewith and hold the sleeper in rigid contact with the crosstie member. The longitudinal sleepers are secured to the cross-ties by what I term lughooks. (Shown in Fig. 4 and marked F in the drawing.) These hooks have on their upper part a rail-engaging lug F, which projects up and through a hole in the sleeper on the outer side of the rail and projects over the flange of the rail, as shown in Fig. 1. The neck of this lug, which connects the upper and lower member together, is provided with a recess F, (see Fig. 4,) in which the edge of the sleeper is engaged. The

outer end of the lower member F projects under the sleeper, and the outer end thereof contacts with the downwardly projecting flange A of the sleeper when nut H is screwed tight. On the inner side of the rail and conuse ' of the bolt H will bring the lug or hook Ur into engagement with the flange of the rail and crowd the rail ever u ntil the outwardlyprojecting end F of the lug-hook engages the downwardly-projecting portion of the flange on the sleeper. The lug I will be drawn over and against the inner edge of the sleeper and hold the sleeper in contact with the cross-tie and rigidly secure the rail between the lugs G and the lug-hook F, as shown in Fig. 1, preventing any movement what ever of the rail on the longitudinal sleeper.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. In a metal railroad-track, a cross-tie composed of two members, each member lapping the other in the center of the track and provided with two registering slots to receive bolts 1) to adjustably fasten the members together each member also provided with railengaging hooks G and sleeper-engaging hooks I each member also being bent at right angles at its outer end and having bolt-holes therein to receive the bolt H as shown.

2. In a metal railroad-track having angle steel longitudinal sleepers the full length of the rail, the short angle of the sleeper em bedded in the road-bed vertically the wide angle slotted at proper distances to receive the hooks (Jr and the lug-hooks F holes in the vertical angle adapted to register with holes in angle in the outer ends of the cross-tie substantially as herein shown and described.

8. In a railroad-track, of the character herein described; a rail-engaging lug-hook F having the recess F to receive and engage the sleeper and adapted to pass up through a slot in the sleepers and engage the rail on the outer flange thereof and the sleeper at the neck of the lug-hook and at the same time abut the vertical angle on the sleeper.

4. In a railroad-track having a longitudinal sleeper such as herein described, means to secure the rail to said longitudinal sleeper, comprising the sleeper-engaging lug I detachably secured to the cross-ties and adapted to engage the inner edge of the sleeper; a rail-engaging lug Gr secured to the cross-tie and having a rail-engaging flange on the upper end thereof, and the lug-hook F provided with a rail-engaging lug F having a flangeengag ing lug F on the outer edge thereof to engage the flange on the sleeper substantially as herein shown and described.

5. A railroad-track of the character herein described comprising the composite cross-ties 0 formed of two members adjustably secured together in the center thereof by crossbolts D having corrugations E on the inner side of the cross-ties to prevent the spreading of the rails, the said cross-ties being provided with longitudinal slots C for the reception of the bolt D; a longitudinal sleeper A detachably secured .to the outer endof the cross-ties, the longitudinal sleeper being provided with a down w ardly-projecting flange A, the sleeperengaging lug I secured to the cross-ties and the rail-engaging lugs Gr projecting through the sleeper and engaging the flange of the rail B thereon, the rail B detachably secured to the longitudinal sleeper; the lug-hook projecting through holes in the longitudinal sleeper and having rail-engaging lugs F thereon also the flange engaging lug F, and the bolt H mounted to pass through openings in the flange A and also through openings in the angularend of the cross-ties C substantially as herein shown and described.

6. In a railroad-track of the character herein described means to connect the rail with the longitudinal sleeper comprising a lug-hook having on its lower side projections adapted to engage the longitudinal sleeper on either side of the hole in the sleeper through which the upper part of the lug passes to engage the flange on the rail; an upper portion on the lug-hook one end of which passes over the rail and having a recess in the other end to receive the edge of the longitudinal sleeper, the outer edge of the lug-hook; adapted to contact with the downwardly-turned flange on the longitudinal sleeper.

.7. In a railroad-track of the character herein described having a longitudinal sleeper with a downwardly-projecting flange thereon and an opening through said flange for the passage therethrough of a bolt in combination with a cross-tie having an opening for the passage of a bolt in the outward end thereof and adapted to register with the bolt-opening in the flange in combination with a bolt in said openingin the cross-tie and in the flange substantially as herein shown and described.

In witness thatl claim the foregoing I have hereunto subscribed my name this 29th day of February, 1904.

J ARVIS' WV. PORTER.

Witnesses: V

HENRY T. HAZARD, G. E. IIARPHADL

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