By Geoff Body, Bill Parker

Working a railway is a posh company. notwithstanding well-run it really is there'll regularly be surprises, frequently hilarious, often unforeseen, occasionally severe. right here railway execs keep in mind outstanding incidents from throughout their careers at the railways, lovingly compiled via professional railwaymen and authors Geoff physique and invoice Parker. the incidents coated during this illustrated booklet contain such weird and wonderful 'everyday' occasions as dealing with hurricanes, rogue locomotives and runaway wagons, PR successes and in a different way, the Brighton Belle, Flying Scotsman and Mallard, education direction capers, a wino invasion, trackside antics, the Eurostar backdrop, the delivery of a jail, and royal and different unique events. An relaxing glance again at existence at the railways.

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B. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS The tunnel mechanical systems are comprised of multiple individual components, many of which must work together for the overall systems to function properly. Since these overall systems are critical for providing a safe environment for the tunnel users and staff, it is paramount that they be well maintained to prevent unforeseen breakdowns. To achieve this goal, it is recommended that a routine preventive maintenance program be developed that includes every major piece of equipment and that work orders be generated on a set schedule for the tasks that are to be performed.

Both high-pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps are also typically used to line the entire length of roadway tunnels. In addition, pipe lighting, usually consisting of high-pressure sodium or metal halide lamps and longitudinal acrylic tubes on each side of the lamps, are used to disperse light uniformly along the tunnel length. b) Rail Transit Tunnels Rail transit tunnels are similar to highway tunnels in that they should provide sufficient light for train operators to properly adjust from the bright portal or station conditions to the darker conditions of the tunnel.

In fact, the tasks of inspection and preventive maintenance may often overlap in order to make efficient use of the inspection and maintenance staff and equipment. This does not detract from the importance of proper documentation of the inspection process; it just allows for certain simple procedures to be performed immediately after the condition is discovered. This serves as a means of preventing any further degradation that could occur before a scheduled maintenance is performed. If items are going to be repaired or replaced, it is important that some internal guidelines be followed to ensure accuracy and consistency of repairs or new installations.

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