While at work I get the chance to do a lot of rail fanning. That is, I get to study the rail and track.
Along Savin St. is a switch for a side track, currently not in use, but still called the Roger Sherman switch/track for a former industry. I will be (semi) handlaying a turnout soon, and also installing the two turnouts for the bulk tracks. So I decided to take some reference photos to prepare for the project.It's a left-hand switch, and there are many things we can document and learn. To start, there are two throwbars (actually, one spreader bar and one throwbar if my terminology is correct).
Head Width: 2-16/32" vs 2-6/8"Rail Height: 4-3/4" for bothBase Width: 5" vs 4-3/4"