Switches and Crossings

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Switches and Crossings
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SWITCHES AND CROSSINGS To facilitate the transfer of trains from one track to another, switch and crossing assemblies are provided. All switch and crossing work, however complicated, is built up from three basic units joined together with necessary plain rails called closure or lead rails. These units are: Switches Acute angle or vee crossings Obtuse angle crossings…
J S Mundrey: Railway Track Engineering, Fourth Edition. Switches and Crossings, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2009), AccessEngineering Export