Check out these machines in action along the alignment and find out what they do.
What is flash butt welding?
Flash (butt) welding is an electrical resistance welding process used for joining sections of rail together. The energy transfer is provided primarily by the resistance heat from the rails themselves. Welding melts two rail pieces together, forming a seamless rail track.
What is a ballast train?
A ballast train has special wagons which drop ballast material directly onto the track formation via doors at the base of each wagon.
What is a tamping machine?
A tamping machine (or ballast tamper) is a self-propelled, rail-mounted machine that compacts the ballast tightly under railway tracks, Tamping is important because it sets the rail, sleepers and ballast in place and ensures the new track retains its level and durability.
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October 21, 2021
Millmerran students try a trade
Twenty Millmerran students had the opportunity to try their hand at rail skills, electrical work and bricklaying at a skills development workshop held on 6 October 2021 at Millmerran State School.
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