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    Paul North correctly points out that railroad personnel in European refer to "cant" when we here in the States are referring to "superelevation", the difference in height the outer rail might be raised relative to the inner rail. Typically, this ranges ...

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    If the question is truly about the tilt of the rail relative to the plane of the track, then correction and adjustment can be made with artful rail grinding. Rail grinding is all about making the top and gauge corner of the rail compatible with the wheel ...

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    Hi Paul, Thanks for the explanations, I will check the brochures that you suggested. I am talking about a slab track using LVT concrete blocks. They use a type of calibration wedge to verify if the rail has a correct inclination (1:40) when mounted over ...

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    I believe Brian is referring to the cant of the tie plate. 1:40 is certainly the prevailing practice*, but as a historical note back in the 1970's or so Colorado Fuel & Iron (CF&I) at Pueblo had a product called the "Hi-Cant" tie plate, which was 1:14. ...

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    Hi Glen - the first "automatic" wayside lubricators were mechanical contact style and as far as I know became common in the 1960's. There are patents that date back to the 30's, but I don't believe any were widely used. Your could search for Poor and ...

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