It's a cold morning as crew members prepare their rail grinder for a day of grinding rails for CN.
No sparks here! Tying down after along shift on the grinder 309 basks in the sun as it awaits its next call of duty to grind friday night at 1600. Today being my day off it worked out perfectly to... (more)
It's always fun to watch and listen to some of the impressive machinery railroad use to keep the freight moving in a safe and timely manner. Loram has made a successful business by building, oper... (more)
With billowing smoke and sparks a flyin', Loram Rail Grinder 'RG 8' creeps westward at walking speed on the Rio Grande mainline near Mesa on Nov. 12, 1989.
The rail grinder having started at Indian earlier in the day is finished for the night and has stopped to take on water at Potter Creek using good ole gravity to get the job done.
The sparks and smoke are flying as the south rail of this curve is ground back to the proper profile. I've seen these machines parked in various places or in transit, but it's something else to s... (more)
One of Loram's impressive rail grinding machines makes its way into Brooten, working westbound on Canadian Pacific tracks.
Blowing smoke coupled with flying sparks and chunks of iron indicate the passage of the Loram Rail Grinder is imminent. 'RG 8' creeps through Provo along Rio Grande's eastward main track at less t... (more)
Fire and Ice. The Loram RG 309 works it's way down the CN Rainy Subdivision on a cold and frosty morning doing what it does best, grinding rail.
The Loram Rail Grinder makes its way east on the Lehigh Line as it grinds through Alpha NJ.
Harsco Track Technologies rail grinder works northbound on the #2 track near Monolith, as storm clouds begin to accumulate over the Tehachapi Mountains.
Rear view of Harsco Track Technologies 120 stone rail grinder parked at Sloan Nevada
Rail grinding 1980 style. This WM SD has provided air and power for this rail grinder waiting out the weekend.