Rail-road excavator

Published on 14 March 2008 (updated on 16 April 2008)
Rail-road excavators (photos ETF et GEISMAR)

Rail-road excavators

These machines are designed to handle rails and sleepers. With suitable accessories they can shift ballast, earth or other materials, clear ditches, remove undergrowth, carry out demolition, etc.

Rail-road excavators can either operate from the ground or from rails.

They can move rapidly on and off the track under their own power.

Their axles can be locked in any position to provide stability when lifting loads.