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hi lads, been a while - been mad in the head and unwell in other places!:SORRY: anyway, took a spin down to the P/way yard and saw these little beauties after a makeover..........

 

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great to see the company taking care of their stock - although you get used to the rust and grime!!

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Donelli gantries in use Indian style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuEefyIAO9k

 

CIE 1st used Donelli gantries to re-lay the Cork Line in the early 70s, usually a tractor and a harrow was used to scarify the ballast before dropping in the new panels.

 

In Ireland the gantrys worked in pairs with two machines on a single 60' panel, a lot safer and less wear and tear on the plant. The gantrys run on cwr dropped by the welded rail train in advance of the re-lay, the machine can be used to lay jointed track with the rails swapped out at a later date or fitted with a bale to lift sleepers only allowing the CWR to be laid in a single possession.

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In Ireland the gantrys worked in pairs with two machines on a single 60' panel, a lot safer and less wear and tear on the plant. The gantrys run on cwr dropped by the welded rail train in advance of the re-lay, the machine can be used to lay jointed track with the rails swapped out at a later date or fitted with a bale to lift sleepers only allowing the CWR to be laid in a single possession.

 

fair play john - the vid is excellent and your reply just answered my question before i asked it 'on how the gantry rails were layed'! thanks for the info:tumbsup:

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