INDIAN RAILWAYS::what is "diamond crossing"?
Asked by krish, 24 May '10 09:36 am
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The cross-over structure is sometimes called a diamond junction or diamond crossing in reference to the diamond-shaped center. The two tracks need not necessarily be of the same gauge. A diamond crossing is also used as a component of a double junction, like the one illustrated on the right.Answered by sudesh, 24 May '10 10:24 am
An at-grade junction between two crossing railroad tracks.(From the diamond shape that is formed by the four rails at the intersection).Answered by gkr, 24 May '10 10:10 am
A railway crossing, sometimes referred to as a diamond crossing, has four substantially identical crossing beams which have cutouts made for a wide range of crossing angles. At least two separate base plates are cut to fit the required crossing angle and positioned beneath the crossing beams. Each crossing beam has a flangeway groove extending along at least a portion of the beam length and each beam has integral rail shaped ends for connection to a standard rail section. The crossing beams have top cutouts and bottom cutouts that intersect and are set for a predetermined crossing angle. Boltless locator pins prevent horizontal movement of the top and bottom beams on the plates, and elastic fasteners hold the top and bottom beams to the plates to restrict vertical movement between the top and bottom beams and the plates.Answered by SHYAM KUMAR, 24 May '10 09:52 am
The cross-over structure is sometimes called a diamond junction or diamond crossing in reference to the diamond-shaped center.Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 24 May '10 09:45 am
A modular railway diamond crossing incorporates sets of acute and obtuse angle castings. The rail connections to the castings have a fine taper to minimize joint impacts. The castings are spaced apart with a combination of rails and cast blocks. The outside block is a tapered design that maintains the flangeway and holds the castings and rails together. The inside block comprises a tapered common center casting. This unit also maintains the flangeway and a longitudinal distance between the castings. The center casting is a common part to all such crossings regardless of the crossing angle.Answered by gsuryanarayana, 24 May '10 09:39 am