A little off the top When brand new rail is connected to an existing one there is going to be the problem of matching the top of the rail heads to form a smooth running surface. Since... (more)
Solid Built as a one piece cast design, just like its cousin of the self-guarded variety, the solid manganese st... (more)
Instead of using a chalk marker to label their rails like railroads do out west, these 136 pound specimens from Japan have th... (more)
When competitor rail lines are built next to one another like they are in Colorado, the need to properly identify your mainline is always crucial.
As the temperatures continued to drop and snow began to accumulate atop the rail and surrounding ground, nearly uniform in length icicles have formed off the head of rail during this very cold day... (more)
Even some of the best rail will need to be replaced eventually.
Wheels of varying size ride along a wheel flatcar as they are most likely headed for a scrap yard to be torn down and then recycled into another form of steel.
A section of "new rail" as designated by the chalk marks from a track crew is pretty fitting verbiage for this rail since it was rolled a little over a year ago in 2012.
Early morning clouds and a rising sun combine to show off some amazing colorful effects as a new day is about to begin on the BNSF. War Eagle!!!
From this perspective it’s quite easy to see the recent rail grinding that has taken place along the mainline.
To connect rails of differing size the compromise joint was the primary tool for the job. But in today’s environment of a ... (more)
East & West Rail from across the pond in England as well as from the land of the rising sun work together in tan... (more)
Factory Fresh Just out of the rolling mill at Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel, 80 foot long pieces of 115 pound rail make their way to the BNSF yard for distribution across the USA.
The sun rises for another day a rail traffic along the former Santa Fe.
The nearly uniform rear section of a 60 car unit tank train carrying Texas Tea rolls smoothly atop continuous welded strands of 136 p... (more)