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March 2.1926. 3 5 1,575,695
E. C. BUCHANAN RAILROAD TIE Filed Nov. 24, 1925 Z'rwasf CQBZw/vanan Patented Mar. 2, 1926.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ERNEST C BUCHANAN, OF SULLIVAN, KENTUCKY.
I RAILROAD TIE.
Application filed November 24, 1925. Serial No. 71,140.
1 which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying draw- This invention relates to railroad ties and more particularly to a railroad tie constructed of steel or other suitable metal.
An important object of the invention is to provide a device of this structure permitting ready application of the rails thereto and having means for cushioning the rail to prevent breakage thereof.
A further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character facilitating the introduction of new bolts and the making of adjustment to the retaining bolts.
These and other objects I attain by the construction shown in the accompanying drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention and wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of a rail road tie constructed in accordance with my invention;
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional View through one end of the tie;
Figure 3 is a perspective of one end of the tie, the rail and removable sections being removed.
Referring now more particularly to the drawing, the tie includes a central body portion 10 and reduced end portions 1], the body portion 10 having at its ends flanges 12 overlying the extensions 11 in spaced relation thereto and adapted to receive therebeneath the inner flange 18 of the base B of a rail. The upper surface of each extension is provided at the inner end of the extension with a socket 1d adapted to receive a heavy coil spring 15 which abuts the rail in aligir ment with the web W thereof and constantly urges the rail upwardly.
The extensions 11 are longitudinally slotted, as at 16, these slots opening through the ends of the extensions and being enlarged, as at 17, at the under surface of the tie to accommodate the head 18 of a securing bolt 19. At the inner end of the slot,
the enlargement is deepened, as at 20, so as to provide a socket for the head of the securing element. Upon the upper surface of each extension 11 between the inner end of the slot 16 and the adjacent end of the body portion 10, a shoulder 21 is formed facing toward the adjacent end of the body portion. Against this shoulder abuts the outer end of a plate 22 which is held in position by the securing element 19 and has an extending tongue 23 overlying the outer flange 24 of the base B of the rail.
It will be readily seen from the foregoing that a structure is provided having a cushion for the rail and to which the rai' maybe readily applied. It will furthermore be seen that the plates 22 may be readily removed and the securing elements 19 like Wise readily removed since their heads may be withdrawn through the enlargement of the slot and their stems through the slot withoutcelevating the tie in any way.
It will furthermore be obvious that this structure is capable of a certain range of change and modification without materially departing from the spirit of the invention and I accordingly do not limit myself to the specific structure hereinbefore set forth except as hereinafter claimed.
A metallic tie comprising a body portion having reduced extensions at opposite ends thereof, said body portion at each end thereof being provided with a longitudinally projecting flange overlying the upper surface of the inner end of the corresponding extension, said flange being adapted to overlie the inner flange of the base of a rail, the outer ends of the extensions having longitudinally extending slots opening through said outer ends adapted to receive the stems of securing elements, the lower edges of the slots being cut away for the reception of the head of the securing elements, said Sluts at the inner ends thereof being deepened to provide a socket for the reception of the head of the securing element and a rail retaining plate engaged with the securing element and engaging the outer flange of the rail.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature.
ERNEST (l. BUCHANAN.