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Category:Baulk road

A baulk road crossing showing the baulks (under the rails) and transoms (to maintain the gauge)
English: Baulk road is the name given to a type of railway track or 'rail road' that is formed using rails carried on continuous timber bearings (Timbers laid in parallel with track direction), as opposed to the more familiar 'cross-sleeper' track that uses closely spaced sleepers or ties to give intermittent support to taller rails. Baulk road was popularised by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for his broad gauge railways in the UK, but the engineering technique has also been used for other railways and can still be found in modified form in special locations on present day railways.

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