AUTOMATIC FREIGHT - TRAIN SURVEILLANCE IN SWITZERLAND

Swiss Federal Railways has been carrying out field trials of a number of devices capable of identifying faults which can occur on freight trains and triggering alarms as monitoring points so the defective train can be stopped for examination. Closed circuit television is used for general checking of trains with videotape records being made. The other monitoring systems include detectors for hot journal boxes, stuck-brake detectors, infrared beams for detecting anything about trains extending beyond loading gauge clearances, excessive axle loading detectors and means of detecting flat wheels. It is concluded that all these systems are needed if danger of serious derailment is to be reduced.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 411-413
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 32
    • Issue Number: 325
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM