The Question Is Not If You Can Afford To Have The High Production Machine But If You Can Afford Not Having The Machine

Author: Leon Zaayman The demand for higher throughput on commodity lines such as coal and iron ore shaped solutions such as longer trains (train lengths now reaching 4km), heavier axle loading (axle loadings exceeding 40 tonnes), shorter train headways (less than 30 minutes between trains), in-cab signalling, distributed power and a host of other operational technologies to meet the demand. So what is happening on the maintenance side of things? An increase in throughput on a railway line requ


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