Keeping track of Hunter Valley track strengthening

The Hunter Valley Track Strengthening Project was conceived in 1982 as the method by which the Branch's strategic aims for the effective haulage of coal in the Hunter Valley could be achieved. The strategy recognised that a heavier, more reliable track structure was necessary to allow coal haulage in excess of 24 million gross tonnes per annum. Following careful consideration of design, availability, installation, performance, long-term maintenance and financial aspects, a track structure consisting of Monier 23 wire prestressed concrete sleepers, 60 kg/metre head-hardened continuously welded rail, Pandrol E2003 fastenings and 300 mm minimum depth below sleepers of graded crushed rock was chosen. This track structure between Muswellbrook and Port Waratah on the Up Main and Up Coal Road was to be relaid on the existing track-bed using a Plasser track-relaying machine.

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  • Pagination: 2p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Permanent Way Institution (PWI) NSW, 1984 annual convention

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  • Accession Number: 01711507
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2019 2:27PM