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Trains - Maintenance of Way Equipment (page 1 of 5)
Railroads employ a wide variety of specialized equipment dedicated to maintenance of their right of way (MOW). This equipment varies from monstrous to small and cute.

Rail Grinder
LORAM RG308 rail grinder at Holbrook, AZ, 5/02/07.
Rail grinders reshape the rail head for optimum car tracking and minimum wheel and rail wear.
Locomotive
Locomotive
tank car
Tank car #1
Locomotive
Grinder style 1
tank car
Grinder style 2
Locomotive
Tank car #2

caboose
Caboose.  Serves as control center; water canons at rear extinguish fires set by grinding sparks.
grinder
Signal: stopLORAM grinder working at Yankton, SD, 5/07/16, near sunset.
grinder
LORAM grinder working at Rochester, MN, 10/06/10,
accompanied by the smell of burning steel.
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