The linemen guarding the platform emerges after the smoke has cleared to make sure nothing is on fire, before returning to his truck and heading to the next stop.
The rail grinder sits stopped, waiting to reverse directions for the trip back east towards Chicago
"You don't want to breath that stuff" was the advice the UP linemen gave to the passengers at the Oak Park station. Most of them, alarmed by the smoke and sparks took cover. I stayed out until the... (more)
Harsco rail grinder parked at Wood River NE.
Railgrinder train consists of 2 groups of 1 engine, 1 water tank and 1 blower, 1 group on each end of the train surrounding the railgrinders.
A Pandrol-Jackson rail grinding train works its way through the interlocking, as a rear crew douses embers in the dry weather.