Winter Preparedness: Suppliers Upgrade Snow/Ice Removal, Switch Heater and Monitoring Equipment to Help Railroads Take on Whatever Winter Dishes Out

This article gives an overview of different snow removal, switch heating, and de-icing equipment products and monitoring systems that are available to help railroads deal with winter-related problems. One product described is a V-shaped snowplow that can be attached to a locomotive. Anti-icing application systems for rail applications, designed to help create a barrier between surfaces and precipitation before snow or ice build-up occurs. Other products described include dual-purpose machinery that function as snow fighters in the winter and ballast regulators in the summer, and switch heater/blowers.


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  • Accession Number: 01052255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2007 6:50PM