Miner Enterprises

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.

Dump those plastic pellets, fast!

A new video from Miner Enterprises demonstrating the “simple, reliable and proven features” of its Double Groove pneumatic gate for unloading plastics uses computer-generated imagery to provide an inside-out look at the Double Groove’s advanced features.

Everything you always wanted to know about draft gears

Miner Enterprises has released a video demonstrating the role that draft gears play in railcar operation. The new video, “How Does a Draft Gear Absorb Railcar Energy?” provides a look at draft gear design, and uses computer animation to demonstrate how draft gears protect a railcar and its content during train movement.