Overhead contact lines (or catenaries) age in proportion to the amount of traffic moved. The maintenance of these catenaries involves line possession which is all the more difficult to obtain as the traffic is high. This is the crux of the problem. The article considers the solutions adopted which fall into three categories: 1. simplifications and improvements in the design of equipment; 2. organisation and carrying out of maintenance; 3. the methods employed, conventional methods and above all modern methods, especially the mechanised maintenance trains of which the composition and operation are described in detail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

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


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00178536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM