What is an on-track machine?

What is an on-track machine?

On-Track Plant or OTP refers to machinery designed to run on the railway. These machines are leading the way with technological advancements to save time, money and of course improve safety. Remember, if you can’t see the machine operator they cannot see you!

What is OTM in railway?

Working of on-track machines (OTM)

What is a OTM driver?

Tamping machines, ballast cleaners, rail grinders etc. are known as On-Track Machines, or OTMs. These machines are driven, operated (and often partly maintained) by specialist OTM Drivers. The infrastructure maintenance companies which employ these drivers often recruit externally and train them from scratch.

What is railway TMC?

Indian Railways Track Machine Training Center.

What is on or near the line?

On or near the line: the space within a point 10 feet from the nearest rail of any line, including platforms.

When can you use a limited clearance telephone?

The Limited Clearance sign on a signal post telephone signifies that it is not to be used by anyone other than a driver, even in an emergency, because there is nowhere to stand clear of danger.

What is a tamper on the railway?

Tampers and stoneblowers are track maintenance machines that make sure the track is correctly aligned and has a smooth level along the rail. They help to prevent the risk of trains derailing, and ensure smooth, comfortable journeys for passengers and freight trains.

Who is MD of Dfccil?

Shri Ravindra Kumar Jain
New Delhi: Shri Ravindra Kumar Jain, an officer of ‘Indian Railway Service of Engineers’ (IRSE) of 1986 batch has assumed charge as Managing Director, DFCCIL.

What is the distance between two railroad tracks?

The US standard railroad gauge is 4 feet, 8.5 inches (Gauge means width between the two rails).

What is the six foot on the railway?

‘Six foot’ is the space is the space between one line and another where the lines are the normal distance apart. ‘ ‘Ten foot’ is the space is the space between one line and another where there is a wide space between a pair of line and there are three lines or more.

What are the health and safety requirements when working on track?

Wear the appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment). This includes safety boots, a hard hat (white or blue) and orange high visibility clothing. You may not wear yellow, red or green clothing or hard hat because these colours are used for signals on the railway. Know the speed and direction of trains.

How long do railway detonators last?

The Railways use these detonators sparingly — mostly to stop a train from chugging into a disaster. But when the explosives approach expiry, they are disposed of by surprising the personnel who must move a train from to its destination. “Each of these detonators has a shelf life of five years.