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Mar 13, 2017 14:35 |  #3721

Brules wrote in post #18299699 (external link)
It is a rail grinder. It grinds the rails back to square so they last longer etc. Very cool to see working as it throws sparks like a fire breathing dragon, thus the tanker cars. They pre spray ahead and then they can also put out spot fires that start.

Actually it re-profiles the rails.


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Mar 13, 2017 14:43 |  #3722

Itsed65 wrote in post #18299432 (external link)
The crew made a pit stop at the mini mart

Pretty sure I've driven by once or twice.


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Mar 14, 2017 00:05 |  #3723

john crossley wrote in post #18299953 (external link)
Actually it re-profiles the rails.

That. It grinds them to some specific angle/square/roundness that optimizes the life of the rail and I think I heard it depends on if rail is a straight, curve, super elevated curve etc. It is supposed to help prevent spurs/cracks/chips in rail or something.

Too bad you didnt get to see it running - its crazy!


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Mar 14, 2017 00:30 |  #3724

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18299630 (external link)
I saw a "work train" along a siding yesterday. Went home to get the camera to take pics. My father was a railroader starting with New York Central then retiring from Penn-Central in 1975.
Please forgive me as I do not know the proper terminology in "railroad talk"
I have never seen a train like this one before.

What is it this train grinds? Something to do with the track I am sure..

Thank you and enjoy the pics!

Here is a shot of a rail grinder passing through Fullerton.

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Mar 14, 2017 03:29 |  #3725

Thank you!!


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Mar 14, 2017 10:28 |  #3726

Great night shot!!!


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Mar 15, 2017 09:29 |  #3727

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Mar 15, 2017 09:50 |  #3728

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Mar 16, 2017 02:13 |  #3729

Brules wrote in post #18300392 (external link)
That. It grinds them to some specific angle/square/roundness that optimizes the life of the rail and I think I heard it depends on if rail is a straight, curve, super elevated curve etc. It is supposed to help prevent spurs/cracks/chips in rail or something.

Too bad you didnt get to see it running - its crazy!

Rail suffer from a process call was "rolling contact fatigue" (defined as multiple surface-breaking cracks) this was the failure mode for a derailment at Hatfield in the UK 17 October 2000, although there other underlying reasons.

Rail grinding helps prevent rolling contact fatigue, the UK railways are trialling a milling process instead of grinding to reduce the fire risk


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Mar 16, 2017 15:26 |  #3730

Fresno Depot ...

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Mar 16, 2017 23:09 |  #3731

I've posted in this thread a while back... been a while for me. I was out scouting for some locations I want to shoot "other" types of shots and ended up out along the old Route 66. I turned off at a road called Minneola Rd. What I was doing was looking at something I had not seen before - a historical marker next to the BNSF railway. Now I worked for the old Santa Fe and then BNSF for a little over 38 years. Did pretty much everything there was to do except office work... so... I've been around... seen and been lots of places from one end of the country to the other, but I had never even "heard" of this marker... or if I did, it was so long ago I have forgotten about it.

Now the thread rules say I have to post a photo of a train. I will.


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I will also post a photo of the marker. Since I can only post 2 photos... someone will have to ask me to post the close-up of the marker, if you want to read it that is.


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Mar 19, 2017 11:45 |  #3732

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Mar 19, 2017 15:42 as a reply to theimagepoint's post |  #3733

8-)


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Mar 19, 2017 18:24 as a reply to Hillbille's post |  #3734

One can read it just fine if they enlarge it a bit. Nice train shot and thanks for the history.




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Mar 19, 2017 21:05 |  #3735

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