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Title: Thermit Welding on the FR-WHR Cross-Town Link
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 07, 2009, 09:59:07 PM
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jlancasterd wrote:
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Carillion, the contractors for the portion of the WHR Phase 4 reconstruction that actually runs through Porthmadog, have finally got to the stage of laying track - using the special tramway-type rail sourced from Austria (for the past several months they have been busy doing things like moving water mains out of harm's way, and constructing 'protection' for Porthmadog's main sewer, which runs under or near the route for several hundred yards).
Yesterday they actually laid some rails and welded two sections together using the Thermit process - a very spectacular operation:
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/technology-industry/51404-thermit-welding.html (http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/technology-industry/51404-thermit-welding.html)
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