Tag: rail

I didn’t know the MTA was doing this, but apparently from the YouTube video description: As part of an ongoing project to reduce wheep slip on trains, a rail grinder is used to make grooves in the rail for better traction, and as a result this sound is made when trains go over the rail. […]


I really like this photo National Geographic posted of several men riding a weed-burning rail car in Texas circa 1941.

Stephen Carl Baldwin

I am bookmarking this site called RR Picture Archives because it is a treasure trove of train-related goodies. If you like mechanical cabooses, then you will want to bookmark this site too. So many cool photos!