n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Operational, network and infrastructure selection criteria for tamping machines : railway and harbour engineering

Volume 21, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



There are many different tamping machine models available, each designed for a specific purpose. Applying the wrong machine could mean either under-utilising the machine at an increased cost per sleeper, or the machine being incapable of completing the tamping cycle in the allotted time at an even greater cost in terms of track deterioration. In addition, when choosing a tamping machine for a railway or track section, various operational, network and infrastructure considerations, such as the length of the line, the traffic density, the number of turnouts on the line, etc, must be considered.

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