They talk about us: “Rail Infrastructure” (UK magazine) praises the PEM-LEM system in one of its latest issues

Geismar gains approval for the next generation of track maintenance equipment


After almost 20 years in service, during which time these machines have completed close to 500 construction jobs, it is now time for them to gracefully retire from UK duty.

The story, however, does not end there. With Network Rail’s continuing need to under take replacement of trackwork and crossings throughout CP6 and beyond, Geismar UK has invested in a fleet of brand new PEM and LEM machines, manufactured at the Geismar Provence facility near Marseille, France.

Geismar UK has worked with its accreditation body to demonstrate compliance of the 18 PEM and 12 LEM machines to the latest issue of the applicable standards, undertaking extensive testing in the factory at Provence as well as at Network Rail’s Research and Innovation Development Centre (RIDC) at Tuxford.

Here, the machines were put through their paces on the 80 metre radius reverse curves, one in 35 gradient and 200mm canted track, prior to the issuing of Engineering Conformance Certificates and up issuing of the Product Acceptance Certificate by Network Rail. …

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