Eliminating manual inspection of wheelsets

 

News article: Eliminating manual inspection of wheelsets

Inspecting the wheels of a train before it departs is a time-honoured part of ensuring safe railway operations.

  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
ARTC should make this a focus for access to their network at critical yard connections?

Eliminating manual inspection of wheelsets

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  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Nothing new there... laser profiling wheels and car condition monitoring systems are already available and in use. Granted they may not be utilized by all the operators, but that's their choice.

Unit trains generally get a roll by inspection prior to departure and that's it for 1-4 weeks, depending on operator and location, before their next scheduled inspection.

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