Trains to carry track fault sensor

Pierce, Julia
April 2002
Engineer (00137758);4/19/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7598, p6
Reports on the efforts of Railtrack and Edwin Reeves Associates to install train-mounted track monitoring devices in British railways. Advantages of using the devices; Causes of wear and tear of the track beds; Reliability of the devices.


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