The first paper outlines the activities associated with work on the track which brings the Signal Department and Civil Engineer's Department into close contact and sometimes, conflict. It discusses the Signal Engineer's track problems and raises a number of particular ones which need a mutual approach for solution. It shows how machines have been developed to save time and manpower and ends with a pleas for greater co-operation between the two departments so that each may acquire a greater understanding of the other's disciplines. In the second paper the author describes briefly the history of track arrangements for both plain track and point and crossings before outlining the process of present day track renewals and drawing attention to problems relating to the installation of continuous welded rails. It shows how, in an endeavour to save time and reduce manpower, machines have been developed to assist both renewal and maintenance of track. The problems of maintenance are discussed and reference is made to the need for additional safety requirements for both men and machines.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Papers presented to the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, December 1, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Railway Signal Engineers

    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Kerr, F
    • Goldie, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-12-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM