Southern Pacific has acquired a six-section Fairmont rail grinding unit which is now working full time at reprofiling worn curved rail so it need not be changed out prematurely. The power/propulsion unit, five grinders, and a crew car and water tank make up the consist. Unit, which works at 1 to 3 mph and can be deadheaded at up to 40 mph, is utilized two shifts daily and is winterized so it may operate year round.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 46-47
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM