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New track machines unveiled by Plasser American
IRJ at Railway Interchange: Plasser American unveiled its new GRM2X self-propelled fully-automated tamping trailer at the outdoor exhibition area in Minneapolis.
Suppliers continue their R&D efforts to provide improved ballast maintenance solutions.
Don't reface it, replace it
Complete track renewal work calls for large machines that offer custom solutions.
Saving time and money
Productivity gains and cost savings often go hand-in-hand with safer m/w equipment.
Today’s ballast distribution technology ensures that aggregate is perfectly placed. Track maintainers are aware of the role well-placed ballast has on track structure. Having too much can be just as…
A refined grind
Elbow grease was the main driver of track maintenance a century ago; today, it’s technology. When it comes to the grinding process, everything from close cooperation with railroads to continued…
Stepping up the ol’ grind
Professionals juggle the miscellany of variables associated with grinding to ensure a target profile to manage and extend rail life. Rail remains one of the railroads’ most expensive assets, and…
Tie and switch tamping
An increase in heavier and more frequent loads is reducing the amount of time allotted for track maintenance. Those same factors also require main-tenance practices, such as tamping, to not…
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