RAIL MOUNTED INSPECTION UNIT PERMITTING ALL ROUND FIXED-STRUCTURE SURVEY WITH ARCH UNDERSIDE INSPECTION FACILITY

In the light of the higher stresses being imposed on the bridges and viaducts by today's train loads and speeds, British Railways has pursued a three-year inspection of all such facilities. To monitor any potential deterioration a three-boom jib with telescopic reach and an inspection bucket, remotely controlled by the operator, permits the necessary close-up survey of any structure on which track is laid. The road chassis of a commercial unit was replaced with a modified well-type flat car.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Broadfields (Technical Publishers) Limited

    Little Leighs
    Chelmsford, Essex CMB 1PM,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 76-78
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM