oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - New track for old
|Article Title||New track for old|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Oct 2000|
|Pages||265 - 271|
|Keyword(s)||Long welded rails, Steel sleepers and Wood sleepers|
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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