SOVIETS PREPARE TO REPLACE TRACK AT OVER 1000 M/H

Traffic density is so great on Soviet Railways' trunk lines that most track maintenance is now carried out on the basis of complete replacement. Some 40,000 track-km is relaid or undergoes medium maintenance each year. Practical relaying speeds of 600 m/h are achieved, with trains able to run at 60 km/h as soon as the line is reopened to traffic, but machines able to replace track at the rate of 1,200 to 1,500 m/h are currently under development. The work of building and stripping track panels, increasingly mechanised and automated, takes place under factory conditions where productivity can be maximised.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • ISAEV, K S
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

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  • Accession Number: 00195679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM