Lara wayside detection systems

This equipment on the standard gauge line is used to measure the load on the rails by wagons, and alert the train crew if something is wrong. Initially a Teknis Wheel Condition Monitoring system was installed, with a trial Wheel Impact Load Detector (WILD) being added by the Institute of Railway Technology, Monash University. The WILD has since been removed, replaced by a VIPAC RailBAM Acoustic Bearing Monitor.

Overview from the south

January 13, 2007

Again from the south

January 13, 2007

Sensors in both tracks for the Wheel Condition Monitoring system

Pole in the foreground has a reader for RF tags on wagons

January 13, 2007

Overview of the Wheel Impact Load Detector

Damaged cables mean this instrument is probably out of use

January 13, 2007