US Patent No. 10,655,279

RAILWAY MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS, TOOLS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF


Patent No. 10,655,279
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Railway Maintenance Systems, Tools, And Methods Of Use Thereof
Inventorship Kelly Steck, Gig Harbor, WA (US)
Assignee Holland, L.P., Crete, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,655,279

1. A method for cutting a railway rail, the method comprising:positioning a cold saw module at a cutting site along a railway rail installed in a railway;
clamping the cold saw module to the railway rail;
providing a pair of spreading clamps;
gripping the railway rail on one side of the cutting path with a first spreading clamp of the pair;
gripping the railway rail on an opposite side of the cutting path with a second spreading clamp of the pair;
applying longitudinal tension to the railway rail with the first pair of spreading clamp of the pair in a first direction away from the cutting site;
applying longitudinal tension to the railway rail with the second spreading clamp of the pair in a second direction opposite the first direction away from the cutting site;
cutting the railway rail at the cutting site with the cold saw module while the cold saw module is clamped to the railway rail.