SWITCH BACK HUMP. A NEW MARSHALLING TOOL

Omnibus freight trains require marshalling of wagons in specific geographical sequence in order to reduce the number of manoeuvres necessary for routing them to their destination. The author proposes a system whereby four or five tracks at one end of the main sorting yard are connected to a subsidiary hump through a ladder track. Wagons are pushed over the hump and when they come to a stop they roll backwards to switches where they are directed to any of a number of tracks. The article explains how it is possible to form trains to be set in 3 different directions with each direction involving a maximum of 15 stations.

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    International Railway Congress Association

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    International Railway Congress Association

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    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Rao, S
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Accession Number: 00136267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM