The Indiana Harbor Belt has had several hirail vehicles numbered as HR-1 in its fleet. The earliest was this late 1960s Dodge van, seen sporting the OSHA Orange scheme, which is seen passing by a... (more)
A Union Pacific hi-rail vehicle pops out of Tunnel 39 in Little Gore Canyon while inspecting the rugged Moffat Tunnel Subdivision main line between trains west of Azure, Colorado, on August 21, 20... (more)
A pre-Halloween blizzard in Colorado finds a westbound hi-rail inspecting Union Pacific’s Moffat Tunnel Subdivision west of Clay on October 23, 2006. The crew will soon be stopping at Blue Mountai... (more)
On a hot summer day late in the afternoon of June 24, 2012, a Union Pacific Hi-rail inspects multiple sun kinks in the cut at milepost 23 east of Plainview, Colorado, on UP’s Moffat Tunnel Subdivi... (more)
A little documented but exceedingly important aspect of American railroad is track inspection. At the Short Street crossing in Big Stone Gap, CSX roadmaster (its term--going back to the L&N days--... (more)
I purchased this old BN high rail from a used RR vehicle lot in Prophetstown,Il back when I was Superintendent for the IC&E because I couldn't get them to kick in for one. My territory from River ... (more)
After the passage of Amtrak No. 5 and a set a BNSF helpers, a Union Pacific Hi-rail truck treads gingerly eastbound through the snow-covered scene at Crescent, Colorado, on March 19, 1998.
This is rare to say the least. A Brandt Hi-Rail truck brings three IC ballast hoppers eastbound into the USRC.
A Union Pacific track inspector is removing his hi-rail truck from the main line west of Clay, Colorado, at Blue Mountain Road grade crossing. An eastbound BNSF train is approaching, and consideri... (more)
There's no finer way to travel the rails! Bruce Lord is a lucky man, being the regular track inspector on one of the most spectacular and remote sections of railway line in New Zealand. He pilots ... (more)
Within minutes of getting his hi-rail on the track travelling north towards Winniany on what was supposed to be a simple visitor trip, the track inspector finds a broken rail plate, caused by the ... (more)