Concrete trains are being used by construction crews to speed up foundation work for the London-Glasgow electrification programme. Other special work trains are used for erecting the masts which can weigh between a quarter of a ton and four tons, according to size. Another economy is the introduction of head-span wires to support the conductor wires over multi-track layouts instead of steel portal structures across the lines. Overall the use of these new methods and materials has reduced the cost of overhead equipment by 25 percent.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Thomson Publications South Africa Proprietary Ltd

    P.O. Box 8308
    2000 Johannesburg,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Tiffen, C E
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 1 p.
  • Serial:
    • Railway Engineering
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Thomson Publications South Africa Proprietary Ltd

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM