Dominating SZD track design and maintenance strategy is the need to minimize interruptions to traffic flow. Heat treatment is used to prolong rail life, and large end-loading tracklaying cranes permit rapid removal and replacement of complete panels while the adjacent track still carries traffic. On double-track lines machines may be concentrated so that several 2-km segments of track are replaced during a staggered sequence of six-hour occupations which takes advantage of one prearranged gap in the passage of trains.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Finitskyi, S J
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Accession Number: 00157966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM