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US934784A
US934784A US50692709A US1909506927A US934784A US 934784 A US934784 A US 934784A US 50692709 A US50692709 A US 50692709A US 1909506927 A US1909506927 A US 1909506927A US 934784 A US934784 A US 934784A
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    • E01CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES
    • E01BPERMANENT WAY; PERMANENT-WAY TOOLS; MACHINES FOR MAKING RAILWAYS OF ALL KINDS
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I c. A. ALBEN.

GUARD RAIL.

APPLICATION FILED JULY 10, 1909.

934,784. Patented sept. 21,1909.

nnrrn estaras FATE? @FFQE CHARLES A. ALBEN, 0F STEELLON, PENSYLVANA.

GUARD-RAL.

Application filed July l0, 1909.

To all 'whom fit may concern:

Be it known that l, CHARLES A. ALDEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Steelton, in the county of Dauphin and fo'tate of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Guard-Rails, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to guard rails for railroad track rails.

The object of the invention is to provide a guard rail of novel, simple and efficient construction, adapted to be supported by the track rail and having provision whereby the desired strength of the guard rail and the excess metal to compensate for wear is attained with a minimum amount of metal, as will be hereinafter fully described and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings: Figure l is a side elevation of a section of a railroad rail provided with a guard rail embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a transverse section thereof on line 2-2 of Fig. l, showing the lower portion of a car wheel and its flange by dotted lines, and showing also by a dot-and-dash line the contour of the upper portion of the track and guard rails after the same have been worn down by the engagement of car wheels and their flanges therewith.

A designates the track rail, and B the adjacent guard rail. The main rail, A comprises the base 3, the vertical web l, and the head 5, and is of usual and well known construction.

In Fig. 2 there is shown by dotted lines the lower portion of a car-wheel and its flange in the position in which it runs normally upon the main or track rail A. The car wheel flange 7 runs in a flange-way 8 one side wall of which is formed by the track rail head 5, as shown.

The guard rail B comprises the base portion 9, the substantially vertical web portion l0 rising from the base portion 9, the floor portion ll forming the tioor of the flangeway 8 and supported by the web portion 10, and the head portion 12 rising from the Hoor portion ll and forming the other side wall of the flange-way S.

The web portion l0 is arranged directly below the flange-way 8 and in the same vertical plane therewith, as shown. The inner portion 13 of the floor portion ll is fitted against the under side of the rail head 5 and the base portion 9 is made wider than the web portion 10 and is seated upon the track Specification of Letters Eatent.

'Patented Sept. 2l, 19ml.

Serial No. 568,927.

rail base 3, and the parts 9 and 13 are drawn firmly into engagement with the track rail by bolts la which extend through the web portions Lland l0 of the track rail [i and guard rail B respectively, and firmly secure the guard rail to the track rail.

r)She head portion i2 of the guard rail B is made wider than the web portion lO and suiiiciently so to compensate for the wear indicated by the dot-and-dash line in Fig. 2 without weakening the guard rail below its required strength.

ln order to construct the guard rail B of the minimum amount of metal and yet provide for the wear thereof as hereinbefcU described, without weakening the guard rail below the required strength, the location of the parts and the size thereof with respect to each other are very important, and particularly the location of the web portion l0 of the guard rail directly under the flangeway 8, as this enables the employment of a comparatively narrow web portion l() and permits the floor portion 11 of the flangeway 8 to be worn deeply by the car wheel flange 7 without materially weakening the guard rail.

l claim l. rlhe combination with a track-rail comprising a base, a vertical web and a head forming one side wall of a wheel liangeway; of a guard-rail wholly supported by the track-rail and comprising a floor portion engaging the under side of the track-rail head and extending outwardly therefrom and forming the bottom of said fiangeway, a guard portion rising from the outer portion of the floor portion and forming the other side wall of said fiangeway, a base portion supported on the base of the track-rail, and a web portion below and in the same vertical plane with said flangeway and connecting said fioor portion with said base portion; and means for securing said track-rail and said guard-rail together.

Q. The combination with a track-rail comprising a base, a vertical web and a head forming one side wall of a wheel fiangeway, of a guard-rail comprising a floor portion engaging the under side of the track- 1ail head and extending outwardly therefrom and forming the bottom of said flangeway, a guard portion rising from the outer portion of the floor portion and forming the other side wall of said flangeway, a base portion supported on the base of the track-rail,

and a lweb portion narrower than the guai-d portion below and in the 'same Vertical plane With said langeway and connecting said floor portion With said base portion; and means for securing said track-rail and Said guard-rail together.

8. The combination with traclorail Comprising a base7 a Vertical web and a head forming one side Wall of a Wheel Hangeway; of a guard-rail comprising a ioor portion engaging the under side of the track-rail head and extending outwardly therefrom and forming the bottom of said langeway, a guard portion rising from the outer portion of the floor portion and forming the other side wall of said flange-way, a web tion below and in the same vertical plane with said flangeway and 'connecting said Hoor portion lwith said base portion, and a base portion Wider than said web portion and formed on the bottom of said web portion and seated on the base of the track-rail; and means for Securing said track-rail and Said guard rail together.

In testimony whereof I my signature in presence of two Witnesses.

CHARLES A. ALBEN. Vitnesses S. I. HARPER, E. M. Timm

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Cited By (3)

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US3311304A (en) * 1964-03-18 1967-03-28 Beteiligungs & Patentverw Gmbh Arrangement for preventing derailing of rail vehicles
US3756508A (en) * 1972-01-31 1973-09-04 S Bingham Combined running and guard rail
US20150191876A1 (en) * 2012-07-09 2015-07-09 Daetwyler Sealing Technologies Deutschland Gmbh Rail arrangement

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US3311304A (en) * 1964-03-18 1967-03-28 Beteiligungs & Patentverw Gmbh Arrangement for preventing derailing of rail vehicles
US3756508A (en) * 1972-01-31 1973-09-04 S Bingham Combined running and guard rail
US20150191876A1 (en) * 2012-07-09 2015-07-09 Daetwyler Sealing Technologies Deutschland Gmbh Rail arrangement
US9873988B2 (en) * 2012-07-09 2018-01-23 Daetwyler Sealing Technologies Deutschland Gmbh Rail arrangement

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