You can't pick a modern tram up with a forklift if you don't want to do
more damage to the vehicle. They are simply not designed to be lifted that
way. (Large industrial forklifts or telehandlers certainly have the
capacity to lift a tram, but the floor pan isn't intended to be
You could use a crane on the lifting points but you still have to get the
modules straight, and the slings have to work around the overhead wires,
although an experienced rigger and crane operator would have no real issues
working around that.
I believe they eventually got it back using hydraulic jacks and skid plates
to push the wheel sets back onto the rails.
On Mon, 19 Sept 2022 at 10:34, Dudley Horscroft <
> I think I have now caught up with the emails regarding re-railing fixed
> truck artics. No doubt someone managed to do the job, else there would
> have been more emails about it. However, I can only think that the best
> way to do the job would be what you do with toy trains, pick it up and
> put it back on the tracks.
> Two cranes, one for each half or just a large side loading fork lift, as
> used to load containers on some ships.
> Obviously in the past, derailments have not been too bad a problem, but
> might it be that with cement lorries and fire trucks rampant on the
> roads, stronger measures are needed?
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