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Alignment Tamper

Tom Daspit

Alignment Tamper

Tom Daspit

Alignment Tamper Heads

Tom Daspit

Alignment Tamper Rail Clamp

Tom Daspit

Alignment Tamper #S2708264

Tom Daspit

Alignment Tamper #S2708264

Tom Daspit

UP Alignment Tamper

Tom Daspit

UP Alignment Tamper Dia

Tom Daspit

Alignment Tamper Heads #S2708264

Tom Daspit

PC Alignment Tamper #03

George Elwood

CR Farimount Alignmen tamper #ME5013

Brendan Kelly

CG Fairmont Switch Tamper #MKIV

Brendan Kelly

PC Alignment Tamper

George Elwood

B&O Ballast Tamper

George Elwood

Plasser switch tamper

Craig Palmer

SP Mow ?? #HZGX150

Tony Burzio

AMTK Alignment Trolley

Tom Daspit

BNSF PJ 6700 align tamper #X5400272

Russell340

Harsco Track Tech Production & Switch Tamper Model 6700
, OgalIala NE 2006
Amaro Rocha

BNSF PJ 6700 align tamper #X5400272

Russell340

CP PJ 330C SW tamper #5204-17
, Marathon, ON CAN 2004
Chris Wilson

CR Aligner Savannah NY #RA1013

Brendan Kelly

NS Alignment Tamper

Bill Navari

CP Alignment Tamper #7206

D.L. Owings

PJ Alignment Tamper

Vladimir J. Kedrovsky

PJ Alignment Tamper

Vladimir J. Kedrovsky

CSX Switch tamper #MJ6705

Steve Brautigam

CSX alignment tamper #MTC000902

Steve Brautigam

Quebec Central Plasser Alignment tamper

Michel Bernard

Quebec Central Plasser Alignment tamper

Michel Bernard

CP Alignment Tamper #7206-06

D.L. Owings

NS alignment Electro Tamper #ET97
, S Charlotte 2002 | INFO
Bill Blomgren

Dyna-Cat alignment tamper #09-16
, Pratt KS
Carl

BN PJ Switch Tamper #5600177
, LaCross WI 2001
Doug Johnson

BNSF PJ 6300 Switch tamper #X5600189

Dan Grobestein

BN switch tampler #X5600137
, Webster SD
Doug Johnson

HTT Production/Switch Align Mark IV Tamper
, W Chicago IL 2003
Kevin Kuehl

UP Switch Tamper MK-IV
, Bellevue OH 2003
Kevin Kuehl

Tamper close-up
, South Bonita KS 2003
Steve Barker

MBTA Jackson MKIV align tamper #11503
, Shirley MA 2002
Dick Leonhardt

CP HTT 6700 align tamper #7206-21
, Winola MN 2003
Doug Johnson

UP Plasser switch alignment tamper #9618
2003
Steve Hoskins

UP Fairmont alignment tamper #ATS-9804
, LeSuer MN 2002
Dan Boehlk

UP Fairmont alignment tamper #ATS-9804
, LeSuer MN 2002
Dan Boehlk

CR Continuous Action Alignment Tamper #MP0405
, 2002
Brian Wiggins

CSX Continuous Action Alignment Tamper
, Willard OH
Ellis Veech

CR Continuous Action Alignment Tamper

Bill Waller

CSX Continuous Action Alignment Tamper #0916
, Goose Creek SC 2003
Bob Redden

CSX Plasser Continous Action Tamper(CAT) 09-32 #MT9412
, Marietta, GA 2003
Michael Martin

CSX Plasser Continous Action Tamper(CAT) 09-32 #MT9412
, Marietta, GA 2003
Michael Martin

CSX Plasser Continous Action Tamper(CAT) 09-32 #MT9412
, Marietta, GA 2003
Michael Martin

CSX Plasser Continous Action Tamper(CAT) 09-32 #MT9412
, Marietta, GA 2003
Michael Martin

CSX Plasser & Theurer Continuous tamper (CAT) #09
, Charleston SC 2003
Tony Moses

UP Plasser Super CAT 09-32

John McCullock

UP Plasser Super CAT 09-32

John McCullock

UP Plasser Super CAT 09-32

John McCullock

UP Plasser Super CAT 09-32

John McCullock

HTT Stone Thrower
, pneumatically injects ballast under the tie without disturbing the pre-existing ballast
Harsco Track Technologies

PAT align tamper #M2
, South Hills Village Yd 1993
Joseph Testagrose

MBTA Plasser align tamper #4X4ZW
, South Boston MA 2005
Jack Clifford

UP Plasser Dyna-Continuous Action Tamper 09-16 #0504
, Conroe, TX 2006
Bob Smith

UP Plasser Dynamic Track Stabilizer #PTS90
, Magnolia, TX 2005
Bob Smith

Canadian Alignment Tamper #70
, Tillsonburg.ON 2006
Luc Eyndhoven

BNSF Plasser 09-3X Dynamic Tamping Express #5400458
, Becker, MN 2010, Tamping plus dynamic track stabilisation .
Jacob J. Nelson

BNSF Plasser 09-3X Dynamic Tamping Express #5400458
, Becker, MN 2010, Tamping plus dynamic track stabilisation .
Jacob J. Nelson
Alignment tampers have little "fingers" that dig into the ballast, grab the track (and ties) and shake them, to adjust the profile of the track. The Production and Switch alignment tamper has a buggy on the front. The buggy is used to line and level the track by shooting light from the boxes mounted on the buggy to the back of the machines where there is a collector, between the source and the collector is a shadow board the cuts the amount of lift (the height the track is lifted over the length of the machine) when the shadow board breaks the beam. Normally (In Australia anyway) the lining is done by another laser that sits on another buggy and is set up to line to the center of the track however this would be secured away as they are expensive and easy to wreck. As stated above the tynes (fingers) and mounted on work heads in groups of four to compact the ballast under the sleeper in the four quadrants of the rail foot. The work head and tynes and all controlled by the machine with the operator moving the machine forward and pressing the button to plunge the workhead into the ballast while the machine applies the require lift to the rail. Once the machine has made a few passes the track will have most of the voids under the rail seat compacted and will hold the line and level under use. The difference between a switch and a Production tamper, normally switch tampers don't use the buggy due to the short length of a switch. The turnouts are lifted by track jacks to the correct level or the machine makes a number of passes to lift the turnout, the work heads are require to move sideways to allow for the diverging rails and frogs and so the tamper must have this ability in order to be a true switch tamper. If the heads are fix the machine will be a production tamper for track, movable production / switch. Sorry to bore you all but someone might find it useful or interesting- Cheers- Stephen Devenish - JohnnyR@bigpond.com
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