Railway Maintenance work includes track condition checks and repair work in the USA.
Rail repair and replacement
- Do grindings for rails. Rail Grand is used to removing uneven rail surfaces. A flat and smooth rail surface is very important for trains.
- Lubricate the rails. This is an effective way to reduce rail wear and thereby increase service life. Lubrication is very effective in slowing sideways wear on rails, which can increase rail life by 3 to 5 times or even 10 times. You can also find dependable railway contractors in the USA via TRAC for maintenance.
- When rails, including switches and toads, are worn and cracked, timely welding is required. A common method is to use oxy-acetylene welding, arc welding, and oxy-acetylene flame powder spray welding.
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Updating track geometric conditions, including leveling lines, correcting directions, adjusting gauges, correcting rail under-slope, adjusting rail seams and securing lines from climbing, etc. Some rails may need to be repaired and replaced.
A single rail line can be replaced without disturbing other parts of the rail.
Individual maintenance and replacement of damaged bearings. The process can be summarized in a few steps.
Individual wood bearing replacement process
Pre-drilled bolt holes and joint heads. → Scattered wooden beams → Remove rail fasteners → Loosen weights → Remove nails → Pull out old logs → Insert into new beams → Tamping → Refill
The individual concrete bearing replacement process
Spread the beams → Remove the fasteners and scales → Loosen the weights → Remove the rail clamps → Pull out the old concrete blocks → Flat weights → Insert new beams → Repair new console → Repair new console → Rammer → Install and install fittings