How in the world does this camera survive?
Seen here is the Loram Production Rail Grinder. These Loram grinding trains usually have the grinding units interspersed with water tank cars. Water tank cars are needed to keep the tracks cool as well as a caboose manned with fire hoses to handle any fires that occur after the train passes by.
The Loram Production Rail Grinder uses high power, flexible grinding modules designed to extend rail life by putting a one continuous zipper like grove on the inside of the rails to extend rail life, gripping power and to smooth out the ride.
Rail grinding is considered the most effective form of track maintenance to control the effects of rail fatigue over time!
There can be up to 100 grinding wheels that are set to correct angles in order to restore the rails to their original profile. The need from grinding arises from the amount of tonnage that goes over the rails as opposed to the element of time between grinding.
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