Recycling ballast to save money

August 2011
Railway Gazette International;Aug2011, Vol. 167 Issue 8, p38
Trade Publication
The article features the Europe Express RM 900 VB high-capacity ballast cleaning machine built for Strabag Rail by Plasser & Theurer. It notes that the machine's pre-separator and crushing plant allows a high proportion of ballast recycling and reflects growing awareness of the cost and economic impacts of laying new ballast. It also describes the machine's components and its three modes of operation.


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