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Is this from a railway?

Discussion in 'Railwayana' started by RobC, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. RobC

    RobC New Member

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    Hello All,
    For some years I have had this object that I found on the Somme battlefield in France. I always thought it was a piece of track from a WW1 light railway, but now I am not so sure. Can anyone help with identification?
     

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    Looks like a GLUT block.
    Found in check rails and pointwork etc keeping the check rail at a constant distance from the running rail.
    Bolted through both rails and the block. Bolts can be nearly 2ft long at times.

    Smaller versions will be used in narrow gauge situations.
     
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    Thanks Bryan, that's great information. Its nice to know what it is.
    Rob
     

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