The collaboration that happens under ACRI to further industry knowledge sometimes literally means offering the rails off your track!
Last month 94 concrete sleepers made their way across the Nullarbor from Perth to sunny Rockhampton. A big thanks you to Arc Infrastructure for donating these sleepers.
These sleepers will be tested to determine ways to quickly identify the early signs of failure and their remaining service life. One of the tests conducted is the rail seat Ultimate Load Test, as shown here.
The project is scheduled for completion towards the end of 2020.