Article Why Tubular Track?


A:     INTRODUCTION: When asking the question: “Why Tubular Track ?” , it is being implied that one must compare this system to some other track system.  Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is by far the leading railway company in South Africa and their line classifications and specifications will be used in this report.  According to their

Article Ermelo Sets-Summary Report ver 2


1       INTRODUCTION : Previously, all the turnouts at control point no 6 in Ermelo shunting yard consisted of conventional 60 kg 1: 9 turnouts on timber sleepers.  This configuration required an almost daily maintenance input on the sets and unplanned service disruptions were of the order of the day. It was decided to increase the