The 50 kg/m rails on the Tohoku line, were due for renewal after the passage of 400 to 500 million tonnes of freight. This renewal was not easy to carry out over a line handling more than 200 trains daily in each direction. In 1975, the replacement of old rails by 60 kg/m continuous welded rails was organised by introducing, in the train-path pattern, daily stoppages of 4 hours and a half during which 2 km of track were laid. Despite the highly sophisticated equipment used, the rail renewal operation over 32 km of track necessitated the presence of a force of 5000.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • INOH, T
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-22
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  • Accession Number: 00157929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM