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Hello All

I have been wondering what all the different kinds of clamps etc that get used on real track are for since taking an Amtrack trip from Minneapolis/St Paul to Milwaukee.

Along the way I saw a lot of different types of rail ?clamps and other attachments, and a variation in how often these attachments get used.

Does anyone know of a resource or book that describes this?

Thanks

Aaron
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Hello All

I have been wondering what all the different kinds of clamps etc that get used on real track are for since taking an Amtrack trip from Minneapolis/St Paul to Milwaukee.

Along the way I saw a lot of different types of rail ?clamps and other attachments, and a variation in how often these attachments get used.

Does anyone know of a resource or book that describes this?

Thanks

Aaron
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hello Aaron,

Are you talking about Fishplates? o_O

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fishplates?

Hello pookybear

I might be.

I was just wondering what all of the plethora of bits and bobs that you see on various tracks were for - what purpose they filled etc

I would be very interested in a book that explained track building and the
history through the present Concrete ties etc

Thanks

Aaron
 

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Hello pookybear

I might be.

I was just wondering what all of the plethora of bits and bobs that you see on various tracks were for - what purpose they filled etc

I would be very interested in a book that explained track building and the
history through the present Concrete ties etc

Thanks

Aaron
Oh more of the whole kit and kabodle kind of thing. covering frogs switch
point heater, spreader bars and such. Humm I can not think of just one
book that covers all of that. Most books cover the equiptment and buildings.

Anyone know of any books for just track work?

http://books.google.com/books/about/Elements_of_railroad_track_and_construct.html?id=xlg5AAAAMAAJ

covers some early information...

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Thanks Massey for all the great information

I also found a new book in the Narrow Gauge Gazette
Masterclass Modeling Series: No. 2 Detailing Track by Mike Cougill

I am going to buy this and report back to youse all!

Thanks for all the good info

Aaron
 
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