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Date: 09/22/22 14:22
so what's available for the rail grinder train?
Author: FT

An SSW switcher and an SP GP 30 must have been what was on the ready track. For those not familiar with having a grinder train pass, it is loud and gritty. Breathing
that air could be a problem. Taken by Leroy Robl,4/72, Beaumont Hill area.

Keith A (ft)




Date: 09/22/22 14:29
Re: so what's available for the rail grinder train?
Author: PasadenaSub

Very nice, and another instance of a Cotton Belt switcher making an appearance in Southern California.

It was considered somewhat of a rarity as mentioned in this post from a few days ago:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,5542943

Rich



Date: 09/22/22 14:46
Re: so what's available for the rail grinder train?
Author: LarryDoyle

FT Wrote:
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>... For those not
> familiar with having a grinder train pass, it is loud and gritty. Breathing
> that air could be a problem.
...

But, really spectacular at night!

-LD



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/22 14:51 by LarryDoyle.



Date: 09/22/22 14:58
Re: so what's available for the rail grinder train?
Author: LarryDoyle

... and, for weeks afterwards, finding chunks of once-molten slag alongside the rails. But, the railhead was sure nicely shaped.

-LD



Date: 09/22/22 17:32
Re: so what's available for the rail grinder train?
Author: Gonut1

Sure looks funny compared to modern rail-grinders!
No Clickity-Clack, just steel wheels singing on freshly ground rail.
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