LIRR getting a laser leaf removal equipment this fall

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LIRR getting a laser leaf removal equipment this fall

Postby LINYARailfan » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:54 pm

According to the NY daily news, the LIRR will be purchasing two leaf removal equipment that will melt leaves off the rails. I have provided the link below
https://www.google.com/amp/www.nydailyn ... outputType
My question is what part of the RR will this new piece of equipment operate on and what department will be operating it? Will this be the new leaf crusher that used to operate on the mainline between KO and Greenport? Or will this be replacing the sandite train as well? Lastly will this new equipment be operating independently or will it be operating with a 1500?
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Re: LIRR getting a laser leaf removal equipment this fall

Postby nyandw » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:20 pm

Good questions and I'm looking forward to the answers. The link is dead as the page has been removed... :-(
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Re: LIRR getting a laser leaf removal equipment this fall

Postby mkm4 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:56 am

Updated link:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny- ... story.html

Laser Tribology BV, an Amsterdam-based company, got the $370,000 contract to design and build a leaf-zapping train for a test in coming months, according to MTA docs.


It doesn't exist yet. It's not replacing anything yet.

Their website is really light on details. http://www.laserprecisionsolutions.com/
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Re: LIRR getting a laser leaf removal equipment this fall

Postby Nasadowsk » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:13 pm

mkm4 wrote:
Their website is really light on details.


Well, It *is* a laser :)
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