Sentence Examples

  • The manufacture of steel rails, carried on first at Terni and afterwards at Savona, began in Italy in 1886.
  • Sleepers, called ties or cross-ties in America, are the blocks or slabs on which the rails are carried.
  • There are two main ways of attaching the rails to the sleepers, corresponding to two main types of rails - the bull-headed rail A B FIG.
  • Some extent in France and India, the rails have rounded bases and are supported by being wedged, with wooden keys, in castiron chairs which are bolted to the sleepers.
  • The keys which hold the rail in the chairs are usually of oak and are placed outside the rails; the inside position has also been employed, but has the disadvantage of detracting from the elasticity of the road since the weight of a passing train presses the rails up against a rigid mass of metal instead of against a slightly yielding block of wood.

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