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US811262A
US811262A US26461605A US1905264616A US811262A US 811262 A US811262 A US 811262A US 26461605 A US26461605 A US 26461605A US 1905264616 A US1905264616 A US 1905264616A US 811262 A US811262 A US 811262A
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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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PATENTED JAN. 30, 1906.

J. E. WALLING. RAILROAD TIE. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 10. 1905.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 1 No. 811,262. PATENTED JAN. 30, 1906. J. E. WALLING.

RAILROAD TIE.

A PPLIOA'TION FILED JUNEIO, 1905.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 30, 1906.

Application filed June 10,1905. Serial No. 264,616.

T0 at whom it may concern.

Be it known that I, JOHN E. WALLING, a citizen of the United States, residing at Salt Lake City, in the county of Salt Lake, State of Utah, have invented certain new and use ful Improvements in Railroad-Ties and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to railroads, and more particularly to ties therefor, and has for its object to provide a tie to which rails may be quickly and securely fastened and which will be so constructed that the rails will be held firmly against accidental detachment from the ties, while they may be easily moved when desired.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description, and it will be understood that changesin the specific construction shown and described may be made within the scope of the claims and that any suitable materials may be used without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the drawings forming a portion of this specification, and in which like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, Figure 1 is a side elevation of the present tie. Fig.2 is a section on line 2 2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a top plan view. Fig. 4 is an end view. Fig. 5 is a side elevation showing a modification.

Referring now to the drawings, the present invention comprises an elongated transversely-rectangular body portion 5, which may be a wooden tie of the usual form. Disposed upon this body portion there is a longitudinally-extending metallic plate 6, which is broadened at its ends to extend laterally beyond the sides of the body portion, as shown at 7, and these portions 7 are provided with longitudinally-extending vertical openings 8, the openingsat each end of the plate lying at the corners of a rectangle, as shown, and at the center of the inclosure'of each of these rectangles an opening 9 is formed through the plate 6, these openings having spikes 10, engaged therein and embedded in the body portion to hold. the plate 6 in position. Vertically-extending members 11 are engaged in the openings 8 and lie in pairs at opposite sides of the body portion, and the members of each pair have rail-engaging lips 12 at their upper ends, which are turned toward each. other for engagement with the baseflanges 13 of a rail 14, disposed between the members. The members 1]. of each pair are provided with registering horizontally-extending passages 15, which extend upwardly tln'ough these members beyond the lower face of the plate 6, and engaged in the passages of each pair of members are upper and lower horizontally-extending members 16 and .17, respectively, the mutually adjacent faces of which are oppositely beveled for engagement with each other. The lower members 17 have downwardly-extending end portions 17, which extend over the outer faces of the members 11 below the passages 15.

From the above-described arrangement it will be seen that movement of the upper members 16 in one direction will result in downward movement of the members 11 to clamp the rails 14 in position, while movement of the members 16 in the opposite di rection will loosen the members 11 to permit of removal of the rails and to hold the members 16 at different points of their movement. They are each provided with a plurality of transverse grooves 18, disposed for successive registration with a groove 19, formed in the upper face of the cooperating member 17 for the reception of a key 20.

In Fig. 5 the outer members 11 are provided with upwardly-extending rail-bracing portions 21.

It will be readily seen that the plate 6 and the portions carried directly thereby may be used in connection with the wooden railroadties in use at present, as described in an early portion of the foregoing.

What is claimed is 1.. A railroad-tie comprising a body portion, a plate disposed upon the body portion, said plate having vertical openings therein, members engaged in the openings and lying in pairs at opposite sides of the body portion and at opposite ends thereof, said members extending downwardly below the plate and having rail-engaging lips at their upper ends adapted for engagement with a rail disposed between the members, said members having registering horizontal passages .in their downwardly-extending portions and cooperating wedge members engaged in the passages said members being disposed for operation to move the first-named members downwardly.

2. A railroad-tie comprising a plate, a support for the plate, members engaged in the 7 plate for vertical movement and having 00- operating lips adapted for engagement with wardly-directed portions extending over the surfaces of the first named members below their passages, the upper wedge members resting upon the lower and against the under face of the plate and being movable inwardly to move the first named members downwardly and means for holding the upper wedge members at diiferent points of their movement.

3. The combination with a railroad-tie, of a plate disposed. thereupon and extending laterally beyond the sides thereof, said plate having vertical openings in the laterally-extending portions, members slidably disposed in the openings and lying in pairs at opposite sides of the tie, the members of each pair having railengaging lips directed toward. each other, a rail disposed upon the plate between themembers of each pair and with its base-flange beneath the lips, means for moving the members downwardly to hold the rail in position and a spike engaged in the plate and in the tie beneath the rail. r

4. In a railroad-tie the combination with a body portion, of a plate disposed thereupon, a spike engaged in the plate and in the body portion, a rail disposed upon the plate above the spike, said plate having vertical openings therein at opposite sides of the rail, rail-engaging members slidably engaged in the openings for vertical movement said mem bers having alining passages therein below the plate, upper and lower wedge members disposed in the alining passages, the lower member having downwardly-extending portions lying outwardly of the firstnamed members to hold the lower wedge member against longitudinal movement, the upper wedge member being operable to move the rail-engaging members downwardly to clamp the rail in position.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

JOHN E. WVALLING. IVitnesses ANcUs MOKELLAR, WM. CnoME.

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US4828172A (en) * 1987-03-05 1989-05-09 Matlock Gordon E Tie plate rail fastening system
US4895302A (en) * 1987-09-21 1990-01-23 Matlock Gordon E Tie plate rail fastening system
US5096118A (en) * 1987-03-05 1992-03-17 Matlock Gordon E Toggle tie plate rail fastening system

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US4828172A (en) * 1987-03-05 1989-05-09 Matlock Gordon E Tie plate rail fastening system
US5096118A (en) * 1987-03-05 1992-03-17 Matlock Gordon E Toggle tie plate rail fastening system
US4895302A (en) * 1987-09-21 1990-01-23 Matlock Gordon E Tie plate rail fastening system

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