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Mar 13, 2017 09:38 |  #3706

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.


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Mar 13, 2017 10:02 as a reply to  @ Brules's post |  #3707

I always thought the rails were supposed to have the top rounded. Do they grind only the top or do they also grind the sides?

Wish I could go see it, but I have a technician coming to the house today to do some work.....

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Mar 13, 2017 10:08 |  #3708

Seeing as how we're basically neighbors, where was this grinding train parked?


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Mar 13, 2017 11:34 |  #3709

Cormac wrote in post #18299727 (external link)
Seeing as how we're basically neighbors, where was this grinding train parked?

Along 33 south of Elkhart, very near where OxBow Park is (if you know where that is)

If you know where there is a Walgreens store fairly new building but is now deserted. The train was right across from that. There is a rail siding there that a few times a year I do see various work trains parked from time to time.

It might be possible it will be there a few days. They sometimes are. If you have time run over this way you may see it.... no promises though! ;-)a


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Mar 13, 2017 11:37 |  #3710

Cormac wrote in post #18299727 (external link)
Seeing as how we're basically neighbors, where was this grinding train parked?

On the side where 33 runs you cannot get close to the tracks... but just 1/2 to 1 block north there is a crossing road you can get to the other side to get the closer pics I took of the train.


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Mar 13, 2017 14:35 |  #3711

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 |  #3712

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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 |  #3713

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 |  #3714

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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 |  #3715

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

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Mar 14, 2017 10:28 |  #3716

Great night shot!!!


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Mar 15, 2017 09:29 |  #3717

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Mar 15, 2017 09:50 |  #3718

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Mar 16, 2017 02:13 |  #3719

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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