As normally operated, the train is composed of eight vehicles. There is a machinery and equipment vehicle, which does the actual spraying, and next to it, a messing and accommodation van. The remaining six vehicles are rail tank wagons. The machinery and equipment vehicle is a converted Southern Region luggage van, 32 ft. in length. This is divided into two compartments, the larger of which, 18 ft. times 7 ft. 8-1/2 in., contains the main pumping and spraying equipment, and the smaller storage space for tools and loose equipment, as well as a work bench. The van is vacuum fitted. Weedkiller solution is drawn into the machinery van from the tanks by a 4-in. pump driven by belt from one of the axles of the van. The outside booms have four nozzles each and spray on the cess and "six-foot" on double track or cess, "four-foot," and cess on single track. The normal rate of application of weedkiller solution is 280 gal. per mile over a total width of 16 ft. The total capacity of the train is 15,000 gal. The normal crew is four.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1955-5-6

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 509-511
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  • Accession Number: 00039639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM