Tracks Burning - Louisiana

Hytec Feb 13, 2016

  1. Hytec

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    They mention grinding. I wonder if it was a welding crew? Or some sort of mechanized rail grinding?
     
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  4. Eagle2

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    The first article does specify rail grinding, so that's my guess. Looks scary enough in pictures, can only imagine driving alongside that.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    But what kind of rail grinding? Track welders do various repairs which include a lot of grinding. Or was it a grinding train? The latter usually comes with automated spraying plus tank cars and active human spotters supposedly to prevent such fires.
     
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    Further update published about 3 PM CST states that the MOW crew was using "heavy" grinding equipment.

    http://www.heraldguide.com/details.php?id=16622

    The last photo in the WWL-TV post (#3) shows a dozen or more bents on fire heavily.
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Gonna cost a few dollars to fix that.... :(
     
  8. Kevin Anderson

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    Rail grinders are known to cause fires
     

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