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fishplate

a flat piece of metal joining one rail, stanchion, or beam to another

fishplate

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A wood or metal piece used to fasten together the ends of two members with nails or bolts.
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Henry Williams, established in Glasgow in 1883 but based in Darlington since 1911, where it employs 97 people, has designed and manufactured over 100 different types of fishplate.
There should be a continuous rail along the bridge at Witton yet it has two fishplates - one on the bridge and one nearby.
Rail joints may be fastened by bolted fishplates, or the ends of the rails may be welded together.
Rail Defect Clamps are used for clamping defects in track and the forming of temporary rail joints in conjunction with associated fishplates.
Railways said as per the preliminary investigation, fishplates were also found removed at the derailment site.
The HSE said the fishplates were changed in July 2002 after a previous instance when one was found to be cracked.
Fishplates hold different sections of track together and should be held in place by four bolts.
Complete Set With All Parts As Listed In The Drawing Including Check Rails Excluding Liners, Gr Sole Plates, Erc, Plate Screws, Fishplates And Fish Bolts.
Reportedly, a section of the West Bengal Police opine that the incident could have happened because the fishplates were removed.