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Tinsley Bridge Group

130 tonne Rail Traverser Assembly

Virgin Train

Tinsley Bridge have recently completed a complex fabrication project to manufacture a Traverser Assembly used within the rail industry. The traverser is capable to move heavy freight locomotives and rail rolling stock weighing up to 130 tonnes during maintenance routines.

The large assembly measured 25 metres length x 4.5 meters wide, requiring 28 tonnes of structural steel sections and the expertise of Tinsley Bridge’s large scale fabrication and machining capabilities to complete the project in house.

Tom Hughes, General Manager, said “We have both the space and manufacturing capability to take on large fabrication projects like the Traverser. In this particular case the assembled unit was fully trialled and commissioned within our factory before shipment to the customer. We were then able to assist with the site installation of the equipment using our highly skilled and experience Installation Engineers to deliver a full service solution”.