PREPARING THE BR SOUTH WALES MAIN LINE FOR 200 KM/H

The cut-and-fill construction of British Railways South Wales line in the 1890s has given rise to unstable embankments and the geology of the area presented drainage problems. To prepare for operation of high speed trains, extensive rehabilitation was undertaken. This involved reballasting, some with bitumen spraying; substantial track lifts in some areas; repair or installation of drains; and raising or removal of overpasses to permit the raising of track. The procedures for this project are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Engineering Publications

    Penthouse 1, 15 West 55th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • JONES, R T
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 6 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM