Functions of Fixture And Fastenings
Following are the functions of fixtures and fastenings of railway track:
1. These are used to connect the rails end to end
2. These are used to fix the rails to sleepers and to keep them in a proper position.
3. They allow expansion and contraction of rails due to temperature variation.
4. They provide required tilt of rails.
5. They help to set the points and crossings properly
6. They help to maintain the correct alignment of the track.