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Redesigned in 2019, Knox Kershaw’s KBR 925 Ballast Regulator operates on all track types. (Knox Kershaw)

Ballast Maintenance, Delivered

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2020 ISSUE: While most aspects of railroading have not been immune from the effects of COVID-19—namely, a drop in business—many railroads have been “working smart” and thinking ahead, taking advantage of lower traffic levels to get a jump on maintenance-of-way projects, before work windows re-tighten when operations return to pre-pandemic levels. State-of-good-repair and other projects are continuing, and railroads are using a variety of high-production, high-tech-driven track machines to perform the work. Ballast programs are among the most important of these.

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For Progress Rail/EMD, two LNG systems

Working with the Rail Division of parent company Caterpillar Inc., Progress Rail/Electro-Motive Diesel is developing two LNG (liquefied natural gas) systems for the EMD 710 Series engine: Dynamic Gas Blending™ (DGB™) and Direct Injected Gas (DIG). “These technologies will allow our customers to utilize natural gas, while maintaining the leading performance and reliability of the EMD 710 engine,” the company says.

Take a tour of EMD’s SD70ACe-T4

Electro-Motive Diesel’s long-anticipated Tier 4 freight locomotive, the SD70ACe-T4, made its debut during Railway Interchange 2015 at BNSF’s Northtown Yard in Minneapolis, Minn.