Kilfrost No. 1 Railway Solution is applied by means of two specially-equipped vans which carry sufficient fluid to treat the whole of the 90 miles of electrified running lines at least once every trip. In operation, the van is attached to an engine and brake van and is restricted to a maximum speed of 15 mph but experience has proved that the ideal operating speed is about 10 mph. If it is found necessary to scrape the third rail before applying the fluid, this is done quite readily, as the van is equipped with scrapers, and so arranged that no matter in which direction the train is traveling, it is always possible to scrape the rail before applying the Kilfrost solution.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1948-2-6

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  • Accession Number: 00037927
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM