"engine burn" spotted in Grafton

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"engine burn" spotted in Grafton

Postby dbperry » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:40 pm

Observant rider "Garden of Deletin'" (‏@ehthayer) spotted what I think is a good example of engine burn at Grafton station.

https://twitter.com/ehthayer/status/666757229777846272

Probably caused by wheel slip from 'slippery rails?'

Back in April we thought there was a case of engine burn in Concord, but we could never confirm it. We found this extreme example of engine burn for comparison:

http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2011/07/r ... racks.html

Be sure to click on the "more picture" to see all six burn spots.
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Re: "engine burn" spotted in Grafton

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:04 pm

Might be time to call in a Rail Grinder Train to clean that up,cheaper than replacing the rail. :wink:
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Re: "engine burn" spotted in Grafton

Postby JWilson » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:39 pm

Rail grinder? No. Get a Thermite gang or a rail gang with a Pettibone and a couple of 18 foot plugs. Cut, drill, bolt, . . . bing, bam, boom, done.
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Re: "engine burn" spotted in Grafton

Postby dbperry » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:11 pm

...and the winner is....

grinding! at least for now.

By the morning of Wednesday 11/18, nothing had changed:
https://twitter.com/ehthayer/status/667119498416283648

By the morning of Thursday 11/19, they had done a little bit of grinding:
https://twitter.com/ehthayer/status/667296117713866754

And by the evening of Thursday 11/19, it had been ground down do a nice finish:
https://twitter.com/ehthayer/status/667482328013381635

Guess that's it. I'm surprised they didn't replace a chunk.

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Re: "engine burn" spotted in Grafton

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:54 pm

Not a bad fix,luv the comment about turning into a "foamer" under that pic.
1 to many on the way home that nite?? :wink:
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Re: "engine burn" spotted in Grafton

Postby BandA » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:55 pm

I'm surprised they didn't braze in some metal before grinding down. But that would probably be an unapproved method
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