Ermelo Baloon

The most recent project completed by Tubular Track is a third balloon at Ermelo, South Africa on the export coal line of Transnet Freight Rail on which 70 million tons of coal is moved annually.

The work included earthworks consisting of site clearing, removing top soil, cut to spoil, hard excavation, layer works, road works, drainage and drainage structures.

Track work consisted of design and construction of tubular modular track supplied in 6 meter lengths for 26ton axle load for a distance of +- 3 kilometres for a 155 meter radius and .

6 Tubular modular turnouts were designed for 1:12 Secant turnouts, 11 for 1:12 Tangential turnouts and 2 1:9 Tangential turnouts. 6 meter transition modules were supplied and installed for a total of 96 meters.