This is my first post to Templot Club so please be kind if I'm going over old ground! I was at Bristol Temple Meads today for a short while. A lot of the track has been replaced on the eastern station throat and I took a few pics. Attached is a partial view of a new crossover. The usual is obvious - flat bottom track, wing rails but also very flat concrete sleepers. But zoom in and take a look at the wing rail marked Bristol 7108B XING x 2 in yellow marker forming part of common crossing. It isn't simply a wing rail with a machined end. It appears to be a wing rail with another short piece of rail bolted/riveted in three places and the whole lot possibly planed off. You can see that the three clips holding this short piece of rail are distinctly in front of the surrounding clips by perhaps 3-4 inches toward the track centre line. This isn't an option for a wing rail in Templot. Any ideas on what it is and whether this is standard practice?
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