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Performance of Rail Before First Grind
Performance of New Rail before First Grind
Leaders: Robert Harris, LORAM and Dan Bjork, CN Railway
Description: Explore several questions around the grinding requirements for new rail, e.g.: Is there a point at which it is too late for a first grind – does it become impossible to catch up with damage at some point? Is there a new/better shape that could be employed to minimize pre-grind damage to new rail?
Status: This project was initiated but stalled due partially to retirements of key personnel.
Last review: 19JAN17 see link.