Turnouts with a twist!?

PWI members being very observant will have noticed the punctuation!? at the end of the title. This is not a typing error. It is an interrobang, when neither a question mark nor an exclamation mark will do. The readers will notice more interrobangs during the paper. Reviewing papers of the PWI convention over the last 35+ years has shown that turnouts have been a dominant topic at the conventions. There have been technical papers on new technologies, papers on improved maintenance techniques and new designs for turnouts and numerous (regular attendees may say too numerous) presentations on the installation of turnouts. Most of the entries for Steve Maxwell Platelaying Award (under $1 million category) and the Young Achiever Award feature one or more turnouts. Therefore for our 40th Convention, it seems appropriate to present yet another paper on turnouts, but this time with a twist. (The PWI members, being such a discerning audience may detect several in the presentation). The paper will provide a short (sometimes light hearted) history of the development of turnouts in NSW from both a Track and Signalling perspective. The paper will provide a few examples of this sometimes haphazard development and then suggest where future turnout development needs to occur, particularly in the areas of a combined signal and track standard for turnouts, condition monitoring and a combined system asset management approach.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Permanent Way Institution (PWI) NSW, 2014 annual convention

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01636938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: May 30 2017 3:32PM