Ballast cleaning machines were first used in 1930 to relieve the track gangs of heavy manual labour, to speed the work and reduce costs. Now the diversity of machines used on the DB, six ballast-cleaning machines for tracks, three for switches and one two-way machine is to be reduced in the future. The RM 80-UHR ballast-cleaning machine for tracks has been developed to DB specifications for a wider working range, and the ZRM 77 two-way ballast cleaning machine will be employed for tracked and non-tracked working in tracks and switches. The RM 80-UHR machine has monitoring and recording equipment for easier working and improved quality control. The ZRM 79 machine will be controlled by a guide wire during nontracked working. These two complementary machine types will supersede older designs and will make for more economical cleaning in conjunction with loading equipment for removed material.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Riebold, K
  • Publication Date: 1980-5


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00319995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM