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Sep 10 2011 (12:08PM)
News Entry# 37806 Tiruchi division gets new tower wagon
Posted by: rdb*^ Added by: rdb*^ Sep 10 2011 (12:09PM)
The Tiruchi Railway Division has put into service a new tower wagon for prompt restoration of overhead equipment failures.A self-propelled rail vehicle, the tower wagon, has been acquired at a cost of Rs.1.2 crore for preventive as well as break down maintenance of overhead electrical equipment of electrified tracks. The vehicle will improve the reliability and help in prompt restoration of overhead equipment failures, a Southern Railway press release here said.It has got a pantograph as well as a swivelling platform on the roof of the wagon. The swivelling platforms can be raised up to 6.15 metres and can be rotated to enable the staff to reach the height of the overhead electrical equipment, to carry out the works, the release added.