oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - New track for old

Volume 8, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The paper prognosticates, in the light of current developments, what South African Railways main line track standards of the future are likely to be and what methods will be used for maintaining such tracks. The disadvantages of the various components of existing permanent way are discussed and indications given as to how they are being eliminated. The necessity for mechanising track maintenance is emphasized and an attempt made to prophesy how far such mechanisation will be implemented.

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