HEAVY RAIL CONVOY TRAFFIC IN DESERT ZONES

The 650-km iron ore railway through the Maritanian desert has presented major problems with high temperatures, low humidity, prevailing winds and drifting sand. It has been demonstrated that railways and rolling stock can be adapted to desert regions. Sand drifts, wheel wear, rail wear, ballast fouling and locomotive air filtration have all received special attention.

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 1-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session 502 Pap A.6 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM