rail anchor

rail anchor

[′rāl ‚aŋ·kər]
(civil engineering)
A device that prevents tracks from moving longitudinally and maintains the proper gap between sections of rail.
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The brochure also summarises their specialised fall protection anchor range including: vacuum anchors, beam anchors, door/window jamb anchors, rail anchors and free standing counterweight anchors that cover a variety of applications encountered in a wide range of industries requiring fall protection.
Portec offers rail products, rail anchors, rail spikes, railway friction management products and systems, rail joints, railway wayside data collection and data management systems and freight car securement systems.
The clamps, or rail anchors, provide stress relief from the compression that's applied by a passing train.