WELDING MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS TO RAILS AND CROSSINGS ON BRITISH RAIL TRACKS

The introduction of high speed trains with faster acceleration and deceleration has resulted in a growing incidence of wheelburns on the rails and accelerated wear on crossings which has increased the number of repairs that have to be made by welding. Another important point is that modern power units deliver their power through smaller driving wheels. Both of these factors contribute to an increase in the rate of wear on the rails and permanent way. The welding maintenance operations and equipment for this purpose in use by British Rail are described in detail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Boc-Murex

    Hertford Road
    Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 6-9
  • Serial:
    • Welder
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 207
    • Publisher: Boc-Murex

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM