This summary of track maintenance problems was obtained from the railway administrators of the International Railway Congress. All the railways consulted are studying possible modifications in the traditional maintenance organization, but investigations are still in the experimental stage, and there are no indications what the final pattern will be. The experiments can be grouped into two categories: (1) Concentration of smaller into large gangs, and the various methods of transport for their mobility, and (b) mechanization. The article summarizes activities and equipment used by various countries in the areas of track recording equipment, speed restrictions and signals and mechanical tools and mechanization problems. Economic and financial aspects are included as well as the use of medium-sized gangs for maintenance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1954-2-5

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 150-151
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039564
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM