A surprise visitor makes its way east through the Belmont Ave work area. Notice the track panels on the left about to be used for the "new" temporary crossing in a couple of weeks.
It's early in the morning and the Loram Rail Grinder is prepared to begin a day of rail resurfacing through Echo Canyon. They'll get their chance once the morning fleet out of Ogden is clear of ma... (more)
Looking far different than the typical BNSF and UP widecabs that frequent the Joint Line, the head-end power of Loram's RG301 pulls to a stop just north of the siding switch at Monument.
Grindin' and sprayin': the Loarm rail grinder does a second pass on the curve leading to the north siding switch at Monument.
A Loram rail grinder grinds its way south through Monument.
New Loram Rail Grinder heads south through Winona, MN. It is thought that this was on its way to Chicago where it will be wyed and then start grinding on its return trip.
Even though New Jersey has had its fair share of drenching rain the last few weeks, the weather has since become unusually hot and dry as the rail grinder works east. Fire danger kept these worker... (more)
The Loram Rail Grinder makes its way east on the Lehigh Line as it grinds through Alpha NJ.
A Loram Rail Grinder slowly moves east on the NS Cleveland Line, towards it's destination of Alliance, OH.
Through the fog and darkness, a monster appears.
A Loram Rail Grinder heads north on the BNSF Hannibal Subdivision.
Sparks fly off the spinning grinding stone as Canadian National's Superior Sub tracks get a new profile.
A Loram crew member checks the work of his railgrinder as the grinding stones cause a wall of smoke to rise from the railhead. These tracks belong to the Canadian National's Superior Sub.
The Loram Railgrinder prepares for another night of grinding at Jasper.
A rail grinder works its way past the west end of the scenic siding at Snowden, about 3 miles away from the North Dakota border. The grinder's crew would work only as far as the east switch before... (more)