One of two rail grinders working out of Bluefield, WV, RG 318 runs eastbound through Hales Bottom.
The Loram crew attempt to fix a traction motor while their railgrinder gets a fresh CN crew in Jasper.
A workman on the end of rail grinder douses sparks and embers left behind that could become something bigger.
Apparently smoothing things up for the big OCS coming in a week or so this grinder obligingly made several "runbys" without seeming to be grinding at all, then made a grinding run. Didn't get any... (more)
Heading south to start work grinding the rails, and showing the remnants of the season's first snow.
Quite an interesting looking contraption, this Loram ballast cleaner slowly works its way east around the horseshoe curve at Mance on Track 2.
Moving at walking speed a Loram ballast cleaner works the south side of Track 2 around the horseshoe curve at Mance. The crew spent the day working the top half of the east side of Sand Patch grad... (more)
2 Loram GP-40 trail the road power on IC&E train MSPKC,seen backing up to their train.They are on the way home to their base in Kansas City MO.
This rail grinder is followed by two water trucks as it heads west through Morris. Unfortunately, two large fires would force them to a halt just a few miles away.
Slowing grinding eastwards on the single main Belleville Sub.
LMIX 111 and 110 pull a special train that picks up and lays down welded rail.
RG314 high balls westbound at the 25 MPH track speed through Berwyn on CN's poorly maintained Freeport Sub.
Loram Rail Grinder parked for the weekend on the former Williamson & Pond Creek Railroad tracks.
RG314's rearend crew sprays down hotspots through the smoke as the rain starts to fall on this mild spring day.
LMIX 111 & 110 have been parked behind the welding plant for several weeks now. They have a very good looking paint scheme.