The Real Zeal Behind Railroad Maintenance

Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N) is a small railroad based in Pennsylvania and this article discusses how its' success has come from good planning, growing traffic volumes, good maintenance practices and even a little luck. The R&N uses the Railroad Track Maintenance Tax Credit, better known as 45G, to fund a lot of its' track maintenance. While R&N may be a small railroad, its employees are never short on enthusiasm, dedication and passion when it comes to maintaining the companies assets. R&N's 32-man track department had a very busy 2013, installing more than 35,000 crossties. The railroad also elimated 175 joints on its Lehigh and Reading Divisions to prepare for the use of an 88-stone grinding train on those same divisions to re-profile the rail head in order to prolong rail life, ride quality and overall track maintenance.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 26-28, 30, 32
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  • Accession Number: 01525510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 22 2014 11:09AM