The author, Ingenieur en Chef at the SNCF, Head of the Equipment Control and Laboratories Department, explains that these laboratories are now housed under one roof following the gradual amalgamation of six laboratories previously operating on the different railway networks. These networks comprised several laboratories on the Western Region (chemistry, physics, mechanical tests and metrology), and each on the South West (various mechanical tests and chemical analyses), Northern (mechanical tests), Eastern (mechanical tests) and former Alsace-Lorraine (various tests) Regions. These Laboratories have, since 1973, been completely centralised. The article therefore deals successively with the functions of these laboratories, their organisation(staff and means facilities), their main activities over the last two years. It highlights the existing facilities and the diversity of the work carried out: the equipment modernisation policy will be continued, in order that the research work planned in various spheres may be carried out in optimum conditions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Revillon, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-7


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00127840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM