Railroad switches are actively used for linking railway tracks. Due to the design features, a system of this kind ensures reliability, as well as the integrity of the track on the way of moving the train. In addition, translations help to move the train from the railway to another. The railway tamping tool happens to be one of the essential steps here.
Places of transfer at the intersection, as well as the connection of rails are classified by:
- Type of rails,
- Brand of crosses.
Turnouts are also distinguished by wits, frame rails and designs of translation devices. The classic turnout is made of the following elements:
- Transverse bars,
- Crosses, which consists of guardrails, as well as one core,
- Arrows, including 2 frame rails, as well as a mechanism and 2 movable wits,
- Counter rails guiding the wheels into special troughs of the crosspiece,
- Connecting threads located