Topic : slippery rail

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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| November 18, 2015

Keolis announces best MBTA October on-time performance since 2006

October and November are typically challenging months because of falling leaves which compact against the tracks creating “slippery rail” conditions, according to company officials.

Management & Operations| October 28, 2014

Keolis prepares for slippery rail season caused by fall foliage

When train wheels run over wet leaves, the tremendous force crushes the leaves into a Teflon-like coating that can later cause train wheels to lose traction with the rail.
Management & Operations| October 28, 2014

Keolis MBTA Slippery Rail video w/ narration

A short animated video illustrating the worldwide railroad phenomenon called slippery rail, and what Keolis is doing to prevent it in Boston for MBTA commuter rail.

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