housing the portable hydraulic rerailing
equipment and general tools for
The storage containers can be lifted onto the trailer by crane or forklift
truck. The trailer can also be used as a multi-purpose trailer
for track maintenance
supplies, such as railroad ties, rail, etc. It was designed to carry loads up to 9500 lb
and is suitable for being
towed on either road or rail track.
The trailer includes highway running lights
operated on 8 volts DC. It is made of mild steel construction, with welding conforming
AWS requirements. The decking is flame retardant pressure-treated wood. The wheels/axle
assembly is suitable for a nominal
track gauge of 4' 8-1/2". The rail wheels are
insulated from stray current. The trailer tongue includes a pintel hook. The axle's
location is the center of the trailer to minimize tongue loading. The rail guiding system
is battery operated and is capable of lateral self-tracking.