Temporary Track Wire Connectors



Model 340-120 Risley Temporary Track Wire Connector

PROBLEM: Weather, time and equipment availability can interfere with proper connection or reconnection of track wires, bonds, hardwire shunts, etc. Other times, maintenance operations such as replacement of insulated joint plugs and repair of broken rail require quick, semi-permanent electrical connections. Through all of these variables, railroad operations must be kept as free-flowing as possible.

SOLUTION: S&C Distribution Company offers the 340-120 Risley Temporary Track Wire Connector, various lengths of pre-tinned interconnect wire, and Connector Blocks in two configurations that will address any of the above conditions. These products together allow quick, reliable, semi-permanent to permanent track wire connections.

Carry Bags for Temporary Track Wire Connectors

Note that Carry Bags are offered below as a means to corral the various parts, pieces and tools of a Temporary Track Wire Connector Kit. These are very rugged, military-style canvas bags, with heavy-duty zippers, strap handles and hard bottoms to make the load more manageable. Exterior snap-closure side pockets provide a place to separate and store tools. Two sizes of Bags are offered; Standard, 5 in. x 7 in. x 12 in., and Larger, 6 in. x 9 in. x 19 in. Configurations are also offered that include the appropriate tools for the two types of Connectors.

ORDERING REFERENCES
Description Part Number
Risley Temporary Track Wire Connector, w/T-Screw 340-120
Risley Temporary Track Wire Connector w/Sq. Hd. Set Screw 340-121
Risley Temp Track Wire Connector Kit (T-Screw)
(incl. 2 ea Connectors, one Th Wrench, one Hex Key, one Carry Bag)
340-120K
Risley Temp Track Wire Connector Kit (Sq. Hd. Set Screw)
incl. 2 ea. Connectors, one Th Wrench, one T-Wrench, one Hex key, one Carry Bag)
340-121K
5 Wire Connector Block w/Pigtail 340-125
7 Wire Connector Block w/Pigtail 340-127
Interconnect Wire, Pigtail, 12 in. 340-126-12
Interconnect Wire, 4-Hole Bar Bond, 36 in. 340-126-36
Interconnect Wire, 6-Hole Bar Bond, 50 in. 340-126-50
Interconnect Wire, Temp. Hard Wire Shunt, 6 ft. 340-126-6F
Interconnect Wire, Track Jumper, 20 ft. 340-126-20F
3/4 in. Thin Head Wrench 340-120-18
1/4 in. Long Arm Hex Key 340-120-19
T-Wrench for Sq. Hd. Screw for 340-121 340-120-20
Standard Carry Bag (5in.x7in.x12in.) for Connector Materials 506ZB
Larger Carry Bag (6in.x9in.x19in.) for Connector Materials 506BZB
Standard Carry Bag w/tools for 340-120 connector 340ZB
Larger Carry Bag w/tools for 340-120 Connector 340BZB
Standard Carry Bag w/tolls for 340-121 Connector (sq. hd) 340ZBQ
Larger Carry Bag w/tools for 340-121 Connector (sq. hd) 340BZBQ


340-301 Series Temporary Power Bond Rail Clamp Connector

The Model 340-301 Series Temporary Power Bond Rail Clamp Connector (TPBRC-Connector) is a rugged, field-tested and field-proven product. When properly installed it provides a zero ohm connection to the rail with the capacity to carry traction current, reliably. It will stay in place until it is removed, even in areas where track conditions are likely to vibrate less effective connection devices off the rail.

Application is simplified to insure the highest possibility that anyone using the product can use it correctly. It will mount to rail from 70 lb. to 140 lb. in size.

TOOLS - All necessary mounting adjustments can be made with the Special Wrench offered, that includes a square end that allows tightening of the square head set screws and a deep-well socket that allows tightening of all binding and jam nuts.

CARRY BAGS - Note that a Carry Bag is offered as a means to corral the various parts, pieces and tools of a Temporary Power Bond Rail Clamp Connector kit. This is a very rugged, military-style canvas bag, with heavy-duty zipper, strap handles and hard bottom to make the load more manageable. Exterior snap-closure side pockets provide a place to separate and store tools. Bag is offered appropriately sized at 6 in. x 9 in.

ORDERING REFERENCES
Description Part Number
Temporary Power Bond Clamp Connector w/crimp connector for 250MCM stranded conductor 340-301A
Above, but for 300 MCM stranded conductor 340-301B
Above, but for 350 MCM stranded conductor 340-301C
Above, but for 400 MCM stranded conductor 340-301D
Above, but for 500 MCM stranded conductor 340-301E
Kit including two Temporary Power Bond Connectors and Special Wrench in a Heavy-Duty Carry Bag (see below) Add "K" to any of the above ordering references
Special Wrench with 1/2" square socket and 3/4" deep-well socket, L-shaped 340-301-18
Heavy Duty Carry Bag (6 in. x 9 in. x 19 in.) 506BZB

340-301-18 Connector Wrench

Rugged, hard tool-chromed, wrench developed to make various S&C Distribution Company temporary connectors easier to install and remove. Among others, use with 340-120 Temporary Track Wire Connector with squarehead bolt lock and 340-301 Temporary Power Bond Connector. 3/4 in. hex, deepwell socket reaches over squarehead bolts that protrude up to 2 inches above the nut to be engaged by the socket. Reverse end of the socket will engage 1/2 in. squarehead bolt to tighten it. Handle is 6 in. long, gives maximum torque necessary to cinch bolts and nuts in place. Drawing to the left shows both ends of the socket.


ORDERING REFERENCE 340-301-18