An automatic ballast cleaning machine is described. This machine automatically removes and riddles deteriorated ballast from beneath and between the sleepers while it is moving along the track. The rate of progress when working varies with the depth of the ballast removed. The main body of the machine is in the form of a trolley about 18 ft. long, mounted on two four-wheel bogies. Most of the mechanism is on this trolley, including the diesel generator, the vibrating screen, and the means of disposing of the screenings and the cleaned ballast. It is claimed by the maker that with a team of eight men, this machine can deal with about 130 linear yards of track an hour.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1948-5-28

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  • Accession Number: 00037937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM