A new, British Railways, weedkiller spray train is described, with the capacity to spray up to 68 miles of full-width track before needing replenishment. The new train comprises four 20-ton tank wagons, each of which has a capacity of approximately 4,750 gal. of weedkiller solution ready for use, a messing and sleeping coach for the normal operating crew of three, and a spray van containing the pumps and other machinery, to which are attached the spraying booms. All vehicles are close-coupled and fitted with twin-cylinder vacuum brakes. Spraying is carried out at the rate of approximately 280 gal. of weedkiller solution per mile, generally over a width of 17 feet 6 inches. Normal spraying speed is 20 mph.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1959-9-11

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 138-139
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  • Accession Number: 00039304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM