The first of six flash-butt rail welding depots on the South African Railway is in operation and the method of producing 120 ft. welded rails is briefly described. The Thermit or Boutet process is used for welding. Existing rolling stock has been converted to insure safe transport of the rails to the point of use. An unloading system is used whereby the rails are unloaded from the converted bogie vehicle as they are being laid on the track.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1939-8-11

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  • Accession Number: 00037868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM