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Rail welding

Thermite welding is used to join rails together in the field. Everything comes in a kit, with packing up around the joint, then the crucible or pot put above the joint, and lit up. Molten metal flows out the bottom, which is left to cool. The packing is removed, and then the joint is ground smooth.

Vaia Car flash butt rail welder parked at the McConnell Dowell depot at McIntyre Loop

24 June 2018 12:37 PM
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Vaia Car flash butt rail welder parked at the McConnell Dowell depot at McIntyre Loop

24 June 2018 12:35 PM
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Another thermit weld

11 November 2007 12:03 PM
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Clean up

11 November 2007 11:28 AM
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Molten metal flows

11 November 2007 11:27 AM
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Lighting up the thermit

11 November 2007 11:27 AM
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Grinding the rail weld at South Geelong

5 February 2006 16:00 PM
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Track welding at South Geelong

5 February 2006 15:40 PM
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Track welding at South Geelong

5 February 2006 15:40 PM
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Flash-butt rail welding machine at the Anzac Sidings

Possibly a Plasser K-355 APT

11 November 2005 15:41 PM
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Flash-butt rail welding machine at the Anzac Sidings

Possibly a Plasser K-355 APT

12 October 2005 13:46 PM
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