Rail Joints

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Rail Joints
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NEED FOR RAIL JOINT As explained in the previous chapter, rails produced by manufacturers are of standard lengths. After laying the rails in the track, they are joined together to provide a continuous track. Over the years several methods of joining rails have been tried out to obtain such a joint as could provide continuity equal to that of the rail. Presently, rail joints throughout the world employ two solid steel bars called fishplates. The …
J S Mundrey: Railway Track Engineering, Fourth Edition. Rail Joints, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2009), AccessEngineering Export