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oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Mechanized relaying of the coal line

Volume 27, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0009-7845

 

Abstract

The major portion of the work comprising Aspect Three of the coal line project is the strengthening of the existing track to carry 26 t axle loads. This requires the relaying of the line from Broodsnyersplaas in the Eastern Transvaal to the harbour at Richards Bay, some 500 route km consisting of 770 km of track. Due mainly to the limited time available, the decision was made to do this by mechanized means and the track renewal project was born.

Die grootste gedeelte van die werk waaruit Aspect Drie van die Steenkoollynprojek bestaan, is die versterking van die bestaande baan om 26 t asbelasting te dra. Dit vereis die herlegging van die lyn vanaf Broodsnyersplaas in die Oos-Transvaal tot by die hawe op Richardsbaai, 'n afstand van sowat 500 km bestaande uit 770 km baan. As gevolg hoofsaaklik van die beperkte tyd beskikbaar, is besluit om van gemeganiseerde metodes gebruik te maak en die Spoorbaanvernuwingsprojek is gebore. Hierdie herleggingsprojek is die grootste wat ooit in Suid-Afrika onderneem is.

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1985-03-01
2016-12-09

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