World transport history
I have not seen point work like this before. There don't appear to be any blades - just a butt joint when the tracks are brought in line. Do you have any links to more information about this design, please? R
Stub switches; they were very common in US railroading's early days when rail was a bit lighter. Also, it's a three-way switch, very rare. See the wikipedia article on railroad switches.
These points were common in 19th century America and were known as "stub switches." They were a crude but cheap type of switch/point, so they held on into the 20th century on branch lines and short lines (like the V & T.)
Thank you for your help. Knowing that they are called stub switches in America has enabled me to find quite a few articles on the web.
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