Two machines introduced by Robel and Company for ballast distribution and consolidation after the track has been laid have been introduced. The ballast plough incorporates a novel design to meet the higher capacity of the modern 32-tool tamper. High-speed vibrators mounted on the guiding forks exert a compacting force of up to 10 tons. The machine exceeds along the track at 1,000 to 1,500 m/h and consolidates continuously. This matches the greatest working speed of double head tamping machines and guarantees a consistent compacting effect for the whole length of the bed over which it is run.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1969-9-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 670-671
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1976 12:00AM