This machine is Swiss made and takes the form of a 4-wheel rail trolley which can travel from the depot to the site under its own power at a speed of about 25 miles an hour. It draws a trailer consisting of a shunting or parking platform which can be set up near the site of the work and enables the machine to be pushed clear of the running line for the passage of traffic. An essential feature of the machine is the tamping mechanism, which is housed in a pair of vertically-reciprocating tool frames operated by compressed air. Each frame holds four pairs of opposed tools.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1947-8-22

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 211-213
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  • Accession Number: 00037917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM