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Old 12th November 2011, 18:32
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Hello! I;m completely new on this forum but I thought that I'd dive in with a question. Is there any way of knowing in advance when a rail grinding train will be passing by and at what time it could be expected? I'd like to see one in action but have no idea how to schedule a trip to see one.


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Old 12th November 2011, 21:05
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Hello! I;m completely new on this forum but I thought that I'd dive in with a question. Is there any way of knowing in advance when a rail grinding train will be passing by and at what time it could be expected? I'd like to see one in action but have no idea how to schedule a trip to see one.
I don't know about UK but in Sweden they mostly works at nighttime.
Don't know how to know when they are expected. I use inside information but then I must know someone that work on that line and knows that they are going to grind.
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Old 13th November 2011, 11:37
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Welcome to the Forum Hovvovavuth. Unless you know someone involved with the machines it would probably be quite difficult to find out when one is at work. The only time I have seen one in action is when we had one on test at Wirksworth.

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Old 13th November 2011, 16:28
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Hello Hovvovavuth and welcome to the forum. Hope you find out the answer to your question. (I feel sure someone can help) I too would find this an interesting subject to see in action! Good luck and hope you enjoy
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Old 13th November 2011, 16:37
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Welcome to the forum.

Looking on the bright side, we're just going into the low-adhesion season now so all the slipping and sliding that's due to occur will create work for the railgrinders to fix. That should get them out and about.

They're quite impressive things to see working in the dark with all the sparks they chuck out. And it's even prettier when they start small lineside fires.

I guess the only people who know the timings are the crews who operate the machines and the people who roster them. You need a spy in the Balfour Beatty or Network Rail camps methinks.
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Hello Hovvovavuth, this might be of interest to you.

http://youtu.be/7VhKFYDRRvI

I've never seen one at work but have seen them coming and going into the yard for rest between duties, where I used to work.
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Old 13th November 2011, 23:56
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I found some more youtube videos re these specialist machines at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh1uo...eature=related
There are quite a few on there worthy of viewing. I would love to see one in action myself one day.
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