Experiments have been made with methods involving the occupation of only one track when using mechanical ballast cleaners. In the present experiment, the conveyor discharging the dirt, drops its material on to a second conveyor mounted on a rail wagon, which in turn delivers the material into a hopper on a simple steel framework carried on a flat wagon. This framework is of sufficient headroom to permit a low type of dumper to travel underneath it. The dirt is released from the top hopper into the dumper through drop doors and the dumper then travels the length of the train and tips the dirt into wagons standing on the same line. Results to date are most encouraging and an output has been achieved approaching that obtained when screening into wagons on an adjoining road.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1953-8-28

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  • Accession Number: 00039554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM