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metal plate bolted along sides of two rails or beams

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Cllr Huw Jones with Llangollen Railway volunteer John Mason fixes fishplate to track in Corwen
Henry Williams, a major supplier of products for the UK's rail and road networks, was nominated by Darlington MP Jenny Chapman for its fishplates, specially-designed metal plates used to build and maintain railtrack.
The former engineer, who left the rail industry earlier this year, says when the bridge rails were being replaced workers ran out of track and had to use a fishplate to link two sections together.
Rail tracks are made up of a number of components: the rails themselves, fishplates to connect lengths of rail together; sleepers to carry the rails; fastenings to hold the rails to the sleepers; and ballast to carry and support the sleepers.
Herbert Lake is pictured here as he guides the last piece, which was to be used for colliery arch fishplate sections.
Its report today went on, ``The exact mechanism of why the bolts came undone, and the sequence of events which led to the fishplate breaking, are the subject of further forensic investigation.
TRAINS packed with Midland passengers travelled over tracks which had three out of four bolts missing on a fishplate, the Sunday Mercury can reveal today.
We have discovered that at Walsall station, a faulty fishplate - which connects two pieces of track - was reported SIX MONTHS ago but has still not been repaired.
The missing bolt on the first fishplate - used to connect adjacent rails - was spotted by Mr Ryczek, from Great Wyrley, Staffordshire, as he waited for a train into Birmingham.
Tenders are invited for Light Weihgt Special Spanners For Fishplate Bolts Confirming To Jus:4835 Or Equivalent.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec 3 (ANI): A major train mishap was averted in Lucknow on Sunday after fishplates of a railway track were found missing near Daliganj railway station.