Topic : track maintenance

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NY rail systems begin using work trains to clear 'slimy leaf debris'

Rail| October 23, 2017

A specialized Metro-North work train sprays water at high pressure, and specially equipped highway/rail trucks use rail scrubbers to remove crushed leaf residue from the tracks.

Keolis, MBTA tap special equipment to manage 'slippery-rail season'

Security and Safety | September 28, 2017

Commuter rail operator utilizing power washers and drones to reduce impact of slippery rail created by leaves, debris on tracks.

Rail| October 29, 2014

L.B. Foster to acquire Balfour Beatty unit, FWO

The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller equipment for international railway applications.
Rail| October 24, 2013

BART implements crew 'protection from train movement'

Trains will either have to slow down to 27 mph or halt until work is complete, depending on the circumstances, or be rerouted around job sites via single-tracking, according to the report.
Rail| October 9, 2013

D.C. Metro contractor killed in rail tunnel explosion

Harold Ingram was working on the Red Line. Initial reports show leaking hydraulic fluid from an underground vehicle was ignited by welding equipment, causing an explosion and fire. Two Metro employees were in stable condition and suffered serious back-related injuries.
Rail| July 10, 2013

D.C. Metro chief explains track maintenance urgency

In a Washington Post op-ed piece, GM Richard Sarles wrote that since the system went into service, maintenance has been delayed at the expense of service.
Rail| March 21, 2013

Re-railing a derailed LIRR train

Footage of Long Island Rail Road crews working to re-rail train cars that derailed on March 18, 2013 in Rego Park, Queens.

The derailment has caused rush-hour train cancelations this week that are expected to come to an end Friday evening. Crews have been working around the clock first to re-rail the train, and now to repair 3,700 feet of damaged tracks, including third rail, running rails, and concrete ties.

Rail| March 6, 2013

Miami-Dade Transit purchases plastic rail ties

Has already installed and is using the rail ties received in two prior orders from AXION through Eastern Rail Corp. throughout its 24.4-mile elevated rapid transit system.

Rail| June 4, 2009

Track Inspection, Maintenance Ensures Safety and Comfort

From preventive rail inspection to renewing damaged tracks, track maintenance is essential in keeping trains running safely and on time.

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