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Rycroft Railway Siding - Rycroft, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 55° 45.436 W 118° 42.518
11U E 392775 N 6180386
Quick Description: This railway siding is often used to store maintenance equipment and on a rare occassion track grinding equipment can be observed at this location in Rycroft, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 4/1/2012 2:08:28 PM
Waymark Code: WME47E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 1

Long Description:
See the link below for information on the Loram track grinding equipment that was working at this location.

"A railgrinder (or rail grinder) is a maintenance of way vehicle or train used to restore the profile and remove irregularities from worn rail track to extend its life and to improve the ride of trains using the track.

Rail-grinding equipment may be mounted on a single self-propelled vehicle or on a dedicated rail grinding train which, when used on an extensive network, may include crew quarters. The grinding wheels, of which there may be more than one hundred, are set at controlled angles to restore the track to its correct profile."

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Is this a display or a maintenance facility location?: Maintenance Facility

Are there any fees and if so how much? (optional): Free parking at rail side

Additional site related to the MOW category. (optional): [Web Link]

Website about this MOW waymark. (optional): Not listed

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