Future of Route 15 as a trolley line

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ExCon90
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Re: Future of Route 15 as a trolley line

Post by ExCon90 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:53 pm

When was the last time girder rail was manufactured? Since new LRV lines have a lot of track not in pavement the demand must be minuscule.

ekt8750
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Re: Future of Route 15 as a trolley line

Post by ekt8750 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:03 pm

ExCon90 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:53 pm
When was the last time girder rail was manufactured? Since new LRV lines have a lot of track not in pavement the demand must be minuscule.
I heard the last company that manufactured girder rail went under in the early 2000s.

Myrtone
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Re: Future of Route 15 as a trolley line

Post by Myrtone » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:47 pm

How about importing grooved rails from Europe?
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JimBoylan
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Re: Future of Route 15 as a trolley line

Post by JimBoylan » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:25 pm

I think that Europe was the location of that last company.
In the late 1970s, S.E.P.T.A. bought German girder rail for Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill, and some later projects. The grove is deeper and the head is narrower than U.S. of A. girder rail.

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