Tasked with delivering a CET system, train wash, CET retention tank and toilet facilities, Garrandale Rail assembled its full range of expertise to deliver a ‘one stop’ turnkey solution for DRS Kingmoor depot, Carlisle.
This not only involved mechanical and electrical (M&E) installations and civil works, but also the design, supply and maintenance aspects of the various contracts.
First, Garrandale designed and installed a bespoke manual CET system with four Servicing Module Points (SMPs) stationed on a central servicing apron.
Each SMP has effluent suction, rinse water and tanking water facilities, with the suction and water delivery pumps and main control panel housed in a specially designed plant room.
Then Garrandale applied its civil works and M&E design expertise to deliver a tailor-made train wash system.
This featured a 6-rotor ‘flail type’ machine, purpose designed for cleaning the bodysides of locomotives and Mark 2 coaches using detergent chemicals.
This also included a new plant room, associated pumping equipment, tanks and controls, plus the provision of incoming electrical supply and water to the new plant room housing.
At the same time, Garrandale designed, fabricated and assembled CET toilet tanks in their Derby factory, and provided Stainless Steel toilets and controls to the MK11 coaches on-site.
Installation of the Stainless Steel toilet, retention tank and control system was carried out by Garrandale engineers at the customer’s site.
Neil White, project manager at DRS, said: “What impressed us was Garrandale Rail’s combined capabilities, meaning they could deliver on every aspect of our requirements….”