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Bretland Tracklayer


Continuously Welded Rail (CWR)

In Ireland: Barry_2009


Gauge widening on curves and in turnouts: BRT WR CCE instructions article
Origin of 4ft 8 1/2 in: HMRS article
Origin of Irish 5ft 3in gauge: Barry_2009
Use of 4ft 8 3/8 in on BR: HMRS article HMRS EMB letter Conference paper
Variations on 4ft 8 1/2 in: RCTS history article

Inspection Cars

Car, railcar: Barry_2009

International Railway Congress

IRC, IRCA: IRC_article


Origin of fishplate: ICE Adams paper Taylor Bros centenary
In 1895: Hunt_1895
In 1905: Ross_1905

Platov Tracklayer


Points and Crossings (P&C)

See also "Switches and Crossings (S&C)"
Early designs: Brees Taylor Bros centenary
In 1900 (IRC report): Worthington_1900 Worthington_1900_drawings Bate_1999
On GWR: GWR S&C practice

Rail Bicycles


Standardisation of Design

REA 1905: REA
In 1924: Various papers and references

Switches and Crossings (S&C)

See also "Points and Crossings (P&C)"