Steel paling v picket fence

As everyone is aware, the quality and availability of good quality timber hardwood sleepers for track machines and reconstruction within our System has deteriorated gradually over the past few years. Strategies have been introduced within the Branch for the use of longer lasting track components to produce economical low maintenance track, especially on low volume branch lines. One such component is the steel sleeper. To date steel sleeper renewal on a face has been trailed on the Broken Hill line with little success. A further trial was recently carried out on the Moree-Boggabilla Branch line between Camurra and North Star, where face renewal was coupled with major track reconstruction. To assess the viability of partial steel sleeper renewal, a trial commenced late in 1986 and concluded in February 1987 using two designs of steel sleepers. Both designs, Tetan and Omark, were installed using the same methods and to the same resleepering pattern. These ranged from 1 in 2 to 1 in 8 and two sections of face resleepering covering 1 kilometre. This trial section was between Camurra and Milguy on the Boggabilla Branch line and involved a section of track reconstruction that had previously been heavily resleepered in timber.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Permanent Way Institution (PWI) NSW, 1987 annual convention

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  • Accession Number: 01711341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2019 2:22PM