The purpose of track maintenance is to keep the line in excellent condition approaching the optimum, and the work entailed results in heavy expenditure in the region of 5 thousand million francs per annum. There are many facets of maintenance because of the variety of fixed equipment and requirements, the age of installations, safety precautions, availability of money, etc. Maintenance can be preventive or curative but in all cases it involves a three-stage servicing cycle: preliminary inspection, carrying out the work and verification that it has been done correctly. Maintenance is a difficult and complicated operation that must be done by staff who have perfect knowledge of the procedures and the installations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Alias, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-1


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00178531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM