Improved methods have recently been introduced to enable the maximum length of conductor rail to be unloaded and renewed in the short possession times available, with the minimum amount of labour. Under the new system conductor rails are welded into 180 ft. lengths at the flash-butt welding depot and conveyed to the site on rakes of three 40-ton bogie rail wagons. Up to 26 conductor rails weighing 150 lb per yard are loaded on the rail wagons in four tiers of eight, seven, six and five rails. Using a tackle to pull-off the rail, a gang of six mean can unload 1-3/4 miles of conductor rail in a 4-1/2 hour track possession. Six lifting and traversing frames are used to transfer the rail from the four-foot way to the new insulators, and enable 16 men to complete the laying in, fishplating and bonding of 1/2-mile of 150-lb conductor rail in 4-1/2 hours.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1953-3-27

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 371-372
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  • Accession Number: 00039927
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM