K-crossing check rails

Martin Wynne

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I've mentioned a few times that it can help to avoid mis-tracking at flat-angle fixed K-crossings if you raise the level of the check rails above the level of the running rails. And that it's now being done on the prototype.

This picture has been in the news recently, and clearly shows such raised check rails:

raised_k_crossing_checks.jpg


It's easy to see why steam locomotives having flangeless driving wheels have to be banned from such routes.

It's also easy to see why you need a supply of Elastoplast when track cleaning. :)

RAIN press release today on the accident is here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/collision-between-passenger-trains-at-salisbury-tunnel-junction

Best wishes to the driver on a full recovery.

Martin.
 
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