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14:39 Apr 21, 2017
English to French translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / restoration of railway
English term or phrase:fettling
Can anyone translate fettling in French. Thank you
All turnouts were assessed on a case by case bases. The repair methodology of the turnouts consists of the following options:
1. Replacement of complete turnout
2. Replacement of components
3. Fettling of turnout
"In the railroad industry, this term is used to describe routine maintenance performed on tracks. It includes confirming that the rails are aligned properly, checking drainage systems, replacing ties if necessary, and conducting other tasks which will keep the tracks in good condition. It is important for this maintenance to be performed on a regular basis since a wide variety of situations can cause damage to the tracks, and this can result in damage to trains passing over the tracks, most spectacularly in the case of a derailment.
Track fettling is usually accomplished with the assistance of a small handcar or truck specially fitted to roll on the tracks, which allows track workers to carry tools and replacement parts as they traverse the track to inspect it. This is done in constant rotation to make sure that all of the track is seen at some point or another." http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-fettling.htm