The development of tracked construction machinery for the upkeep of the permanent way has reached such a level that especially railways with a high degree of mechanization are engaged on improving work procedures and the employed machines to meet changed production conditions and to improve performance and work quality. Only machines built to the type rules with special reference to ergonomic features, noise protection and work safety can pass the acceptance tests. The present assessment level of 90 dB(A) for machine operators exposed to continuous noise can be less on machines with enclosed operators' cabins. The additional investment for noise-protection measures is about 2.5 to 5 per cent of the machine investment cost. The 08 series of track and sleeper tamping machines is the most advanced to date with respect to performance and quality of work. The ballast regulators Type SSP 100 and ballast profiling machines Type SK 73.1 show additional economical solutions for combatting noise.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Riebold, K
  • Publication Date: 1979-9


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00308438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM