Railway Maintenance Equipment: The Men and Machines That Keep the Railroads Running

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Voyageur Press, 2001 - Transportation - 127 pages
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Railroad tracks take quite a beating, with countless tons of cold steel and freight rumbling over them day and night, wearing down rails and vibrating ties loose from their ballasts. This book reveals the special machinery railroads use to maintain and mend tracks and other property, as well as how the machines were developed and how they work. Each chapter tackles a different piece of maintenance equipment like tie pullers, spike drivers and rail grinders. Photos illustrate the machines in action, while detail shots depict the "business end" of each. This one-of-a-kind title is perfect for railfans and modelers.
  

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Contents

Track
9
Detecting Track Defects
21
Ballast and Roadbed Maintenance
39
Surfacing Equipment
55
Grinding
87
Speeders and Hyrails
101
Snow Plows
113
Index
127
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About the author (2001)

Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. Solomon divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland .

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