Fasteners joining the ends of rails.
Hollow cylinder of metal whose lining is threaded to screw onto a corresponding bolt.
Long steel plate that is fitted into the two sides of the rail webs to join them end to end.
Bolt-and-screw assembly that fastens a fishplate to rails.
Nail attached to a tie that bears the two last numbers of the year in which the tie was laid.
Metal plate placed between the rail head and the tie that helps to distribute the weight of the train on the tie.
Top of the rail head on which the train wheels roll.
Large nail with a hooked head that fastens the base of the rail to the tie.
Space left between two joining rails to absorb expansion due to heat.