The method allows one track-mile to be laid in 600-ft. lengths in one continuous operation. Up to 36 welded rails, 300 ft. long, can be loaded on to the bolster wagons at the new rail welding depot. Pairs of these rails are fishplated together to form 600-ft. lengths. Eventually continuous welded rails 600 ft. long will be available. The rear wagon of the train has special gantry equipment designed for guiding the lengths of rail off the wagons at normal rail spacing of 4 ft. 8-1/2 in. and for lowering the rail ends.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1958-11-21

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 625-626
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  • Accession Number: 00037661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM