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« Reply #20 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 4:47pm »
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Track Tamper on the Burlington Northern [Gordon Hulford Photo] Copyright: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org

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« Reply #21 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 9:14pm »
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Heaven forbid you let your ballast get dirty. Loram has a fix for that.
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« Reply #22 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 9:16pm »
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But, if all you need is some spot cleaning, maybe a RailVac will do.
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« Reply #23 on: Dec 4th, 2012, 10:27pm »
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More than a handful of Speeders awaiting assignments on the British Columbia Railway [Gordon Hulford Photo] Copyright: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org

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« Reply #24 on: Dec 4th, 2012, 10:34pm »
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Right righting a NYC Diesel unit.  [Louis Rague Photo] http://www.rr-fallenflags.org
 
Is that a 1948-1949 Hudson Commondore Eight in the foreground?  


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« Reply #25 on: Dec 4th, 2012, 10:37pm »
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An innovative approach to railroad ballast under cutting.  Photo courtesy of Rail Construction Co., Rockford, Illinois

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« Reply #26 on: Dec 5th, 2012, 7:26am »
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on Dec 4th, 2012, 10:27pm, Nighttrain wrote:       (Click here for original message)
More than a handful of Speeders awaiting assignments on the British Columbia Railway [Gordon Hulford Photo] Copyright: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org

 
Wow, I have never seen so many speeders in once place in RR service! There are at least 12 visible, what's up with that?
 
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« Reply #27 on: Dec 5th, 2012, 8:03am »
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1948 Fairmont. donated to the model RR club in Ft. Myers, Fl. Visiting the Gold Coast RR Museum, S. Dade Cty. ,Fl. (pic from early ninetys - me on the left)  
 
Waiting in the clear for the Floroda East Coast 4-6-2 #153 to pass by before the speeder proceeds, backwards, back to the passenger station.
 
   Bruce R
 


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« Reply #28 on: Dec 6th, 2012, 7:32pm »
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Thank you for the post ErieAtlantic7597.  Enjoyed the head/tail light arrangement.  I'm impressed by the number of post you have made to railfan.net

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« Reply #29 on: Dec 6th, 2012, 7:38pm »
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Recently Chessie Mike posted several excellent photographs.  One was of a Loram ballast cleaner.  Here from the files of Loram is another photograph---not quite a dynamic as Chessie Mike's.
 
As Chessie Mike wrote "heaven forbid you have dirty ballast."  But those rail lines that demand precision transportation, a  firm foundation is paramount to proper track performance and proper drainage is key to maintaining that foundation. Trapped water in the ballast decreases the necessary interlocking mechanics, which causes a loss of ballast and subgrade strength. This loss of strength deteriorates track geometry, creates batter, and loosens fasteners. Excess water also leads to premature tie deterioration and leaves the track vulnerable to frost heaves in cold weather.  Shoulder ballast cleaning breaks open mud pockets and releases trapped water to restore drainage. It extends tonnage between surfacing and undercutting cycles, extends ballast and tie life, and reduces the occurrences of frost heaves.


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« Reply #30 on: Dec 6th, 2012, 7:40pm »
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Another view of ballast cleaner manufactured by Loram.
 
For those interested, Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is a railroad maintenance equipment and services provider, founded in 1954. Loram acts as contractor offering rail track maintenance services to freight, passenger, and transit railroads. Loram additionally sells and leases its equipment. Loramís product offerings include production and specialty rail grinding, ditch cleaning, shoulder ballast cleaning, undercutting, rail handling, and data services.
 
THE LORAM BALLAST CLEANER is selfpropelled and use twin 30-inch wide digging buckets to clean ballast from the tie ends outward to the edge of the ballast section, digging as deep as 16-inches below the top of tie. Scarifier teeth undercut the tie ends to 5-inches, breaking up mud pockets and restoring drainage. A conveyor transfers the fouled ballast to a series of vibrating screens where fines are separated and discharged up to 29 feet from the centerline of track. The screen is set at an optimum angle for proper separation of fines and ballast. Screen level is adjustable to compensate for super elevation and to transfer ballast from side-to-side as required.
 
The Loram machine then distributes the cleaned ballast along either or both shoulders and regulates to the shape specified by the railroad. Any ballast that may have come to rest on top of the tie ends is then broomed into the ballast section.
 
When the job is done, the Loram machine moves efficiently to the next work site at speeds of up to 48 mph.


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« Reply #31 on: Dec 6th, 2012, 7:46pm »
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Plasser & Theurer (established in 1953) is an Austrian manufacturer of rail track maintenance and track laying machines.  The firm accounts for 6% of Austrian exports.  Other products include railway bridge inspection and repair vehicles and flash-butt welding machines.

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« Reply #32 on: Dec 6th, 2012, 10:16pm »
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Closer to home, Plasser American Corp makes similar stuff for domestic consumption with very nice Builder's Plates.
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« Reply #33 on: Dec 6th, 2012, 10:20pm »
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What is a 09-16 DYNA-CAT you ask?
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« Reply #34 on: Dec 10th, 2012, 2:55pm »
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Pic taken in Ft. Myers, 1985. The day that Seaboard Systems RR delivered M1765 to an old tofc ramp for us to unload the C&O motrcar.  
 
It came from Barboursville, WV, where it was delivered new in 1948. It came here on a shop flat with rails welded to the deck. this all took place after a bit of negotiations with the RR head quarters in Jacksonville, fl. But they worked with the model RR club closely to accomplish this delivery.
 
We had a hell of a lot of fun running that car on Seminole Gulf Railway. Plus a few other rail lines in the SE.


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The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes is a Division of the Rail Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters representing and protecting the rights of rail workers who build and maintain the track and structures on railroads throughout the United States of America.
 


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« Reply #36 on: Apr 12th, 2013, 8:49pm »
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Here is a NS Tree and Brush cutter on a siding in Hubbard OH. It has been here for a long time.

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