Keeping track of the track

Jackson, Chris
May 2011
Railway Gazette International;May2011, Vol. 167 Issue 5, p62
Trade Publication
This article features a generation of track recording cars being developed by Plasser & Theurer. The cars offer a modular platform with the ability to carry advanced measuring systems. Lithuanian Railways tested the equipment on its trains. The railway company connected all of the onboard measuring and computing systems to an Internet protocol (IP) network.


Related Articles

  • NEW NEXUS TAMPER.  // Modern Railways;Apr2014, Vol. 71 Issue 787, p20 

    A photograph of 2.3 million pound Plasser &Theurer tamper, bought by Nexus under the 389 million pound Tyne & Wear modernization program is presented.

  • Faster maintenance.  // Railway Gazette International;Mar2014, Vol. 170 Issue 3, p18 

    The article reports on Plasser & Theurer's delivery of a ballast tamper and ballast profiler worth 3 billion U.S. dollars to Uganda railway concessionaire Rift Valley Railways which ordered the machines to align track at a faster rate and facilitate track maintenance.

  • The smart machine.  // Railway Gazette International;Aug2016, Vol. 172 Issue 8, p65 

    The article reports on the plan of Plasser & Theurer to launch a universal two-sleeper tamping unit for both plain line and turnouts at InnoTrans 2016.

  • NR orders fifth ballast cleaner.  // Rail Business Intelligence;3/12/2015, Issue 481, p9 

    The article reports that the rail infrastructure company Network Rail had purchased a fifth ballast cleaning system (BCS5) from Plasser & Theurer for the amount of £50 million, and includes the additional 750 V direct current (DC) electrified network.

  • IN BRIEF.  // Rail Business Intelligence;10/31/2013, Issue 449, p7 

    The article offers news briefs related to railroads which include deploying of Matisa P95-UK high-output track renewal train on the Wessex Route by Northern Rail, London Midland's improvement programme for its 26 Class 323 EMUs, and the introduction of first English version of the Plasser &...

  • Inspection train fleet.  // Railway Gazette International;Nov2014, Vol. 170 Issue 11, p74 

    The article reports that the first of four infrastructure monitoring and inspection units being built for railway infrastructure provider DB Netz AG by Plasser & Theurer, a manufacturer of rail track maintenance and track laying machines, was formally handed over to DB Netz at the InnoTrans 2014...

  • Technical advances to keep ahead.  // Railway Gazette International;Jun2006, Vol. 162 Issue 6, p360 

    The article focuses on technological opportunities for Plasser & Theurer's track maintenance machinery business as of June 2006. The company sees the Verband Deutscher Eisenbahn-Ingenieure exhibition as an ideal opportunity to look at new ideas. Recent developments have focused on increasing...

  • Testing the right-of-way at 70 mph. Lustig, David // Trains;Nov2006, Vol. 66 Issue 11, p26 

    The article reports on the Evaluation Car-5 (EC-5) track inspection vehicle added by Union Pacific in 2006. The EC-5 is used for checking level track and correct track gauge. It also ensures that the rails adhere to specific engineering specifications. Moreover, EC-5 was received in December...

  • Suppliers expect strong interest at Münster exhibition.  // Railway Gazette International;Apr2009, Vol. 165 Issue 4, p32 

    The article offers information on the railroad track maintenance and equipment showcased by Austria firm Plasser & Theurer at the IAF 2009 in Munster, Germany. mong Plasser's flagship products is the 09-3X continuous action three-sleeper tamper for plain line operations, known as the Tamping...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics