Plasser & Theurer MTW 100 inspection and maintenance car for electrified railways
The inspection and maintenance car for electrified railways is the general utility machine for the construction and maintenance of electrified tracks. The machine can lift catenary supports and cantilevers in their place by its crane.
The crane can be equipped with a man basket to provide a work platform for installation personnel. There is another, larger elevating work platform on the roof of the machine.
The unit is diesel powered and equipped with a pantograph for installation work and measurements on the contact wire. The parameters measured by the pantograph include height and stagger, for example. The measurement data can be used to position the contact wire correctly.