British Rail Chair used with Bullhead Rail  

Rail Chair

A chair to hold Bullhead Rail. 

Unlike flat-bottom rail which can be spiked or clipped to the sleepers, bullhead rail is held in chairs by a wedge. The wedge is hammered into position so that any movement of the rail will force the wedge in tighter. The chair is bolted to the sleeper. Bullhead rail requires more maintenance and inspection than flat-bottom. Photo taken on the Bluebell Railway.

Michael Taylor

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Last Updated: January 14, 2009
Michael Taylor