A new type of rail grinding train has been constructed, and after trials a train was supplied to the German Federal Railway. Immediately behind the locomotive is a tool wagon, followed by a van containing two diesel units generating 300 kVa., with the necessary ancillary equipment for driving the grinding assemblies. The other three wagons are the grinding cars. They contain the grinding machine sets and the control gear for the grinding operation. Each grinding car contains eight grinding units; four arranged on either side, so that in the complete train 24 grinding units are available, 12 for either rail. To obtain good results a relatively low traveling speed when grinding of 1.8 mph is imperative It is expected that in a full operational year about 2,500 miles of heavily corrugated rail may be ground.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1954-11-5

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 520-522
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM