Spikefast ES-50 Timber Bearer Repairs
SpikeFast Services Buxton
DWG Infraco recently had to perform repairs on hardwood sleepers in a site in Buxton, providing SpikeFast services for the client.
This site is the main access to quarries in the Buxton area. The track category has been upgraded to accommodate the massive increase in aggregate that is being supplied to the HS2 project.
The components are BRV plates on hardwood sleepers between two sets of points.
The indentation was 5mm in the fourfoot down to 30mm on the cess side of the sleeper, and track gauge had widened to 1445mm.
SpikeFast Repairs Buxton
The baseplates were removed, and the indentation was filled with low viscosity self-levelling Spikefast ES-50.
After 20 minutes of set time, the baseplates and screws were replaced, and the track gauge returned to 1435mm.
The process eliminated the need to replace the sleeper and significantly reduced the time needed to rectify this type of issue.
From a trackworker safety viewpoint, this eliminated the need for manual handling as well as reduced the time for boots on the ballast.