Patent Number: 6,305,614

Title: Gauge plate and switch rod insulators

Abstract: A T-shaped electrically insulated member for securing to rails having electric current passing therethrough. The electrically insulated rail member includes a metallic core and an electrically insulating material encasing the metallic core. The electrically insulated rail member can be used as a gauge plate or a switch plate. Bushings are received by the electrically insulated rail member for receipt of fasteners secured to adjacent rail members. Also disclosed is a method for manufacturing the electrically insulated rail member.

Inventors: Adkins; Kevin R. (Wayne, WV), Urmson, Jr.; William T. (Valencia, PA), Cooper; John S. (Irwin, PA), Mospan; John W. (Pittsburgh, PA)

Assignee: Portec Rail Products, Inc.

International Classification: H01B 17/62 (20060101); H01B 17/56 (20060101); H01B 17/58 (20060101); E01B 003/12 (); E01B 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018