THE AUTOMATIC RUN-OFF PROCEDURE IN THE MARSHALLING YARD

This paper exposes the reasons why an automated marshalling yard is not compatible with the free running of wagons from the hump. If the humping procedure has to be automated, the pre-conditions have be be created. Best suited for this purpose is the switching road through which the train to be sorted must be pushed at low speed (1.25 m/sec), while the switches are thrown under the proceeding train, and the clearing of points is secured by a switch raker. With the disappearance of the hump there is no further need for wagon retarders with their expensive and complicated operating system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Garbers, E
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Accession Number: 00173611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM