Vorkopflänge (railway)

alisonp

Senior Member
English - UK
Are there any railway experts here who know what this is in English? From the diagram, it would seem to be the distance between the edge of the sleeper (crosstie) and the vertical axis of the track rail.

Thanks in anticipation ...
 
  • Robocop

    Senior Member
    (Swiss) German
    Are there any railway experts here who know what this is in English? From the diagram, it would seem to be the distance between the edge of the sleeper (the edge at the sleeper's end) crosstie) and the vertical axis of the track rail.
    You are right according to this source. However, I am unable to give you an English word for it.
     

    alisonp

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    Yes, I found that source. But I'm still stuck on actually finding the English - I can't even find a decent translation for Vorkopf itself. Thanks, anyway.
     
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