Rails are fixed on steel sleepers

By Aina Parasher|Updated : July 1st, 2022

Rails are fixed on steel sleepers-

  1. By bearing plates
  2. By dog spikes
  3. By keys in lugs and jaws
  4. None of these.

Answer: Option C. By keys in lugs and jaws

Rails are fixed on steel sleepers by keys in lugs and jaws.

Solution

The main function of sleepers is to support and distribute the load to the ballast from rails. Sleepers may be classified into two types based on their position on the railway track.

Transverse sleepers

  • Timber and Wooden sleeper
  • Concrete sleeper
  • Steel sleeper
  • Cast Iron sleeper

Longitudinal sleepers

  • Rails are fixed on Steel sleepers by keys in lugs and jaws.
  • Rails are fixed on a Wooden sleeper with the help of a screw, spike, and bearing plates.
  • Rails are fixed on the Cast iron sleeper with the help of cotters and tie bars.

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