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US947607A
US947607A US1909521552A US947607A US 947607 A US947607 A US 947607A US 1909521552 A US1909521552 A US 1909521552A US 947607 A US947607 A US 947607A
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
    • E04H6/00Buildings for parking cars, rolling stock, aircraft, vessels or like vehicles, e.g. garages
    • E04H6/08Garages for many vehicles
    • E04H6/12Garages for many vehicles with mechanical means for shifting or lifting vehicles
    • E04H6/18Garages for many vehicles with mechanical means for shifting or lifting vehicles with means for transport in vertical direction only or independently in vertical and horizontal directions
    • E04H6/28Garages for many vehicles with mechanical means for shifting or lifting vehicles with means for transport in vertical direction only or independently in vertical and horizontal directions characterised by the use of turntables or rotary rings for horizontal transport
    • E04H6/282Garages for many vehicles with mechanical means for shifting or lifting vehicles with means for transport in vertical direction only or independently in vertical and horizontal directions characterised by the use of turntables or rotary rings for horizontal transport turntables, rotary elevators or the like on which the cars are not permanently parked
    • E04H6/285Garages for many vehicles with mechanical means for shifting or lifting vehicles with means for transport in vertical direction only or independently in vertical and horizontal directions characterised by the use of turntables or rotary rings for horizontal transport turntables, rotary elevators or the like on which the cars are not permanently parked using car-gripping transfer means

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J'.. a. ARTER.

l WITCH. PPLIOATIOK EILIEID OUT. 7, 1909.

Patented Jan 2&5; 11910.

3 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

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T EDWIN E. HERTZLER, OF

PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA.

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To all whom it .me-y concern:

Beit known that I, JAMES GARFIELD AR- 'rnn a citizen ofthe United States of Amen ica, residing at Pittsburo, lin the count-y of Allegheny and State of cleiinsylvanjm have invented certain new ments in Switches, of which the following is a specification, reference being'had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This y invention relates to switches, and

more particularly to a carA or train transfer- .ring apparat-usdesigned for large rallroad yards.

The primary object of my invention yistoprovide a plurality of movable track sections-4 adapted to be shifted to establish a connec-` tion between the. confronting ends of a plurality of tracks.

Another object. of this 'invention the provision of positive and reliableineans for shifting ai'pluralitgy of-tracks upon which A cars or trains are placed.

A further object .0f this invention is toA obviate the necessity of using switch tongues and frogs for sluiting a car or train from one track to another.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a switch `that will permit of a plurality of trains being shifted from one track to another.

v With these and such other objects in view asmay hereinafter appear, the invention consists in the novel construction, combination and ar 1angeineut of parts to be hereinafter described in detail and then claimed.

Referenceivill now be had to the drawings forming a part of this specification,

ivherein there is illustrated a preferred enobodi'ment of thc invention; but I reserve the right to vary and change thestructural ele ments thereof without departing from the scope of the appended claims. In the drawings :Figurc 1 is a diagrammatic plan of my svvitch, Fig. 2 is an enlarged plan of a portion of the same, Fig. 3 4is a cross sectional View taken on -the line `W-`W of Fig. 2, Fig. 4: isa cross sectional view of a portion lof the switch, illustratingthe `guides formino' part thereof, and Fig. 45y is a similar view i lustrating thesupporting pipes of the switch.

Reference Will first be had to Fig. 1 of the drawings, wherein I have diagrammatically illustrated a svvitch in order that the manner l .Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed October 7, 1909. Serial No. 521,552.

and useful Improve" lutciuutrd Jan. 25,1901@ of operating' and transferring cars or trains can be fully understood.

The reference characters A, B, C, D, E and connected by my improved switch to sections of tracks (if, H, I, J, K and L, the sections of tracks A to F inclusive being in aline` nient with-the sections of tracks G to L inclusive. Between the confronting ends of these tracks are alterliately arranged ties l .and 2, each tie being of a suiiicient length to extend from the outer rail of track A to the outer rail of track F. The ties l have the longitudinal sides thereof provided with lgrooves 3 extending from end to end of the tie, and the upper faces of the ties are provided With a plurality of equally spaced recesses .11. In said recesses are revolubly niountedavheels 5.

Upon the ties 2 are secured longitudinal rails 6, said rails having the sides thereof provided with lugs 7 adapted to be spiked or otherwise secured to the ties 2, as .at 8. `The ends of the rails 6 extend inproximity to the ends ofthe ties 2, and are bent.` up`- Wardly, as at 9 to prevent accidental `dis- .placement of the switching or transferrlng truck, which will noiv be described.

The switching or transferring` truck con1- prises a plurality of longitudinal inverted channel bars 10 to which are suitably secured rails, comprising tracks M, lt, t) and I). The longitudinal channel bars 10 are and some of these bars are connected by angle brackets 12 to transverse supporting members 13, said members having the under sides thereof grooved, as at 111 from one end` thereof to the opposite end, to receive the revoluble Wheels 5. members 13 are provided with depending; @shaped arms 15 adapted to extend into the grooves 3 of the ties l and prevent accidental displacement of the truck. Sonie of the longitudinal channel bars 10, preferably those supporting the track sections M and P, are provided with depending hangers 1F; supporting revoluble grooved Wheels 1? adapted tn travel 4upon the rails G of the ties 2.4

rIhe channel bars 10 associated with the `rail sections I support a hydraulic cylinder 1S having a flexible connection 19 with a suitable source of compressed air. The pisconnected by transverse channel bars 11,

F designate sections oftracks ada )ted to be- The supporting Ulti .f3.0 l *and well known type and have been conlventionally4 illustrated in Fig. 1 of thev 'drawings with controlling levers 36 adaptma ad' 2o of aie. eyiina'er isis @time and nivotally connected, as at 21 to the crank .22 of a longitudinal shaft 23, journaled in the-transverse channel bars arranged at the end of tht truck, said shaft beinglocated between. the track sections O Mountedupon the shaft 23 are brake shoes -rails ofthe track sections M and P.

24 adapted to engage the wheels 17 .located in' proximity to the inner rail ot the track section P.

As shown in Fig. 1, the rails of the varioustrack sections can be tied together and 'braced by diagonally and longitudinally disposedtie. rods'25. 'l5

26 and 27, these. cylinders having the .piston rods 28'tlieieof connected to the outermost The cylinders 27 are connected by branch pipes 29 to a main pipe 30, saidbranch pipes eX- tending between the ties 1 and 2 beneathv "the switching or transferring track, while lan air reservoir 32, which is connected by a air.

Athe lmain pipe 30 is connected, as at 31 to pipe 33 tol a suitable source of compressed The cylinders 26 are connected by branch pipes 34 to the mainpipe 30, and

4located upon said main pipe at each side of the connection 31 are three-way valves 35' and 35a. These valves are of the ordinary .'--ed to be shifted to placethe-'valve in a closed, open orexh'aust position.

As s hown in F 1g. 1 of the drawings, the switching or transferring truck connects the tracks C to F inclusive -with the tracks A to i' L inclusive, and to shift the'truck to con- I- 40 neet the tracks A to D inclusive and G to J inclusive, the valve 35 is operated .to allow l 4the cylinders 27 to exhaust` and then the movement vof thejsame, it. bei-ng pret'erable to use the vbrake `shoes to lo'ck the truck while 'cars are passing'on and bfi' tlie'sainei .'55 lHaving now'describedmyinvention what valve 3 5a is operated to admit air from-the reservoir 32 to the. cylinders 26. The air entering4 the cylinders 26 shifts the truck.

and longitudinally alines the rail sections M to P inclusive with the rails A, B, C, and G, H, I and JQ The operation of thehydraulic cylinder A18 `can be controlled from a suitable. point to'stop the truck at any point during the I claimfas new is L 1 `1. The lcombination with two series. of

I spaced track sections, the tracks of each se# ries being parallel, vseries of cross ties arranged 1n the space between the two series of track sections, alternate ties' of said series provided withagrooved sides, a' plurality of tracks mounted on sail cross ties-.and lshiftable thereon to aline tl same with different track sections of both o said series of track and P.'

Located at the ends of the ties l and 2 are hydraulic cylinderssections, each track embodying two rails edly connected in pairs and all of the tracks connected tomove in unison longitudinally 'of the cross ties, means carried by said shiftable 'tracks engaging in the grooved cioss ties, rollers carried by alternate cross ties on which the tracks ride when'being shifted, y

track rails carried by alternating cross ties, and'rcllers carried by the tracks engaginfr saidtrack rails, and means for shifting sai tracks in unison in opposite directions laterally. of the track sections.

2.' The combination withtwo series of spaced track sections, the tracks of each series being parallel., a series of cross ties arranged in the space between the two series vor track "sections, aplurality of tracks mounted on saidcross ties and shiftable thereonl to aline the 'same with different tracks of both. of said series oftrack sections, each track'embodying track rails fix-,

edlyv connected in pairs and all of the tracks connected to move in unison longitudinally 'res being parallel, a seriesoi' cross ties ar-l ranged in the space between the two series .of vtrack sections, a plurality of tracks mounted on said cross. ties and shiftable thereon to aline Vthe saine with diiferent.

track sections of. both of said series oftrack sections, each track'einbodyin track rails ixcdly connected in pairs an all of the tracks connected to movel in unison longitudinally of the cross ties and laterally of z theseries of track sections, rollers carried by some of-said cross ties on which the tracks ride while being shifted rails carried by some of said cross ties, and rollers carried by tlie'.t1acks engaging said rails,means for 'shifting said tracks 1n unison in opposite directions laterally of the track sections, brakesfor the rollers traveling on said rails', and means for operating saldbrakes.

4.*The combination with two series of tspaced track sections, the 'tracks-of each series being parallel, a' series .of cross ties. arranged inl the space between the two series of track sectionsa plurality of tracks mounted `on said-cross ties and shiftable thereon to alinethe saine with differenttracks of both of said series of track sections, each track embodying track rails ixedly connected in pairs and all of the tracks connected to move in unison longitudinally of the closs ties, rollers carried by some of said cross ties on which the laterallv movable tracks rlde spaced track sections, the tracks of each se-- ries being parallel, a series of cross ties arveli/,607

and engaging said rails7 and pneumatic vmeans for shifting said tracks in unison in opposite directions laterally of the track sections.

5. The combination With' two sries oi ranged in the space between the two series of track sections, a plurality of tracks mountedv on said cross ties and shiftable thereon to aline the same with dilerent tracks of both of said series oftrack sections, each track. f embodying track rails iixedly connected 1n pairs and all of the tracks connected to move in unison longitudinally of the cross ties, rollers carried by some of said cross ties 0H. which the laterally movable tracks ride when being shifted, rails carried by some of said cross ties, rollers carried by the tracks and engaging said rails, brakes carried by said tracks toi engage the rollers traveling on said rails, and pneumatic means for shifting the tracks in unison laterally of the track sections and applying said brakes.

- In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature iu the presence of two Witnesses. .JAMES GARFIELD ARTER. Witnesses: l CHAs. A. ALLEN,

`MAX H. SnoLovITz.`

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