Extremes of heat and dust in a remote location make the intensively-used iron ore lines of Western Australia a tough proving ground for locomotives and maintenance routines. A simple computer program helps plan the workload at Hamersley's shops, and the uniform duty cycle allows preventive maintenance to be closely tailored to minimum standards of reliability. As traffic increases, these standards are continually being raised with the eventual aim of reducing the risk of failure in service to levels now achieved in aviation.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Williams, E H
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Accession Number: 00173588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Gazette International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM