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NR/SP/TRK/8011

Management of Pan 8 & Lockspiked Track

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Organization: NR
Publication Date: 1 December 2005
Status: active
Page Count: 6
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INTRODUCTION

The derailment at West Sutton on 9th October 2001 was due to gauge spread caused by corrosion and shearing of the lockspike fastenings installed with Pan 8 baseplates on hardwood sleepers.

The failure of the lockspike is difficult to detect as it tends to occur beneath the baseplate. Therefore the following specification must be applied to the management of Pan 8 and other lockspiked track.

Document History

NR/SP/TRK/8011
December 1, 2005
Management of Pan 8 & Lockspiked Track
INTRODUCTION The derailment at West Sutton on 9th October 2001 was due to gauge spread caused by corrosion and shearing of the lockspike fastenings installed with Pan 8 baseplates on hardwood...

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