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No hammers, spikes or spanners are needed except when fastening fishplates
- pieces of steel that bolt each rail to its neighbour.
The former engineer, who left the rail industry earlier this year, says when the bridge rails were being replaced workers ran out of track and had to use a fishplate
to link two sections together.
The Huck fastener gives a high clamping force, driving the fishplate
surfaces tightly into the matching rail surfaces.
The HSE said the fishplates
were changed in July 2002 after a previous instance when one was found to be cracked.
At 7.32am the driver of the train from Chester to Birmingham reported to a signalmen that he had travelled over a fishplate
which was 'hanging off.'
We have discovered that at Walsall station, a faulty fishplate
- which connects two pieces of track - was reported SIX MONTHS ago but has still not been repaired.
The missing bolt on the first fishplate
- used to connect adjacent rails - was spotted by Mr Ryczek, from Great Wyrley, Staffordshire, as he waited for a train into Birmingham.