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Date: 04/30/04 20:19
Mini rail grinder
Author: up833

There has been a rail grinder photo or two posted but I dont think a photo of one like this has been on before...lately at least. Caught this in British Columbia a few years back. Pandrol Jackson working on some turnouts.
Roger beckett

Date: 04/30/04 21:32
Re: Mini rail grinder
Author: africansteam

Cool. Better than a Top Fuel dragster!


Date: 04/30/04 21:53
Re: Mini rail grinder

Pretty cool! I've never seen a grinder like that.

Any idea of the origins of this piece of equipment? Is it an old locomotive chassis that's been converted?

Thanks for posting the photo.


Date: 05/01/04 08:12
Re: Mini rail grinder
Author: CPRchris

I caught one similar to that in New Westminster B.C. (just outside Vancouver) back in December.....here is a link



Date: 05/01/04 09:18
Re: Mini rail grinder
Author: DaveD

Interesting... I guess it would make sense that there would be times something is needed to do small areas, without having to bring the whole big one out. This one almost looks like it has a Euro origin.

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Date: 05/01/04 17:18
Re: Mini rail grinder
Author: up833

Its possible that both photos are of the same grinder. CPRchris' photo has the pony trucks/platforms added to allow space for dust collectors.

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