Re: Derailed fixed truck artics.

Sydney has a second, unique type of curved track called a learning curve.

Tony P

On Tuesday, 20 September 2022 at 08:59:29 UTC+10 Mal Rowe wrote:

> On 19/09/2022 19:41, Matthew Geier wrote:

> > You can't pick a modern tram up with a forklift

> <snip>

> > I believe they eventually got it back using hydraulic jacks and skid

> > plates to push the wheel sets back onto the rails.


> Does anyone know if the Sydney tram operators have an incident response

> team and if so, what training they undertake?


> Melbourne has a very well trained team who do amazing work - including

> re-railing a tram that has lost a tire and then pushing and towing it on

> false trucks.


> When the first E class was delivered, the team trained on it before it

> went into service so that they knew how to deal with re-railing etc.


> The attached pics shows lifting and traversing jacks at one of those

> training sessions and in use at Royal Park when a Z lost a tire.


> "Back in the old days'" Sunday training consisted of repeatedly

> de-railing an old W at South Melbourne and putting it back on the rails.


> Mal Rowe in a city that keeps the service running