A track recording trolley, is being used by the civil engineering department, Eastern Region, for detecting and recording track irregularities. It is self-propelled, weighs some eight tons, and is powered by a 65-hp petrol engine. As the vehicle travels along the track a series of probes and wheel flanges in contact with the rail surfaces communicate any irregularities to the recording table by means of wire cables and mechanical linkage. Records obtained include gauge variation, superelevation, and alignment. Speeds during recording are up to 20 mph, but up to 50 mph can be attained when not recording. A crew of five is carried.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1957-6-14

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  • Accession Number: 00037634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM