Inspection, Service and Maintenance of turnouts

practical day


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Level: Basic


  • WS Academy partner of Railway Systems
  • Michelle Schönfelder
  • +43 66488 32 31 37
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The focus of the seminar is on practical work on the training turnout. The participants measure the turnout, check fastening materials and the clamp lock and correct the guide values. In addition, the turnout is deburred and the tongues are corrected using a hand-held bending machine.

Course content

  • Turnout geometry
  • Wood & concrete sleepers - quality criteria and typical defects
  • Typical defects in turnouts
  • Measuring turnouts with a turnout gauge device
  • Hand-held machines for maintenance work
  • Deburring turnouts
  • Bending tongues
  • Setting of clamp lock device (TEMPLEX I, TEMPFLEX III)
  • Hands on training
  • Inspection of turnouts, REJ and IRJ on track
  • Geometrical
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Geometrical adjustment
  • Grinding of turnouts