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Don’t Let Harsh Winter Conditions Derail Your Trains

In Ice Free Switch®, Ice Slicer®, Rail, Rail & Mass Transit, Rail Lubrication, Railroads, Zero Gravity Third Rail® by Bob Vitale

Even with today’s advances in technology, severe winter weather continues to exert huge pressure on derailment prevention. Winter months see operations costs explode as railways fight snow and ice buildup, cold temperatures, significant delays, breakdown of equipment and increased manhours.  But by far the worst, and most expensive, cost of winter weather are accidents, with the accompanying losses in injuries, …

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What is Winter Costing Your Railroad?

In Anti-Icing Deicing, Rail, Rail & Mass Transit, Railroads, Zero Gravity Third Rail® by Bob Vitale

Larger railroads have a fairly sound idea of the financial impact that severe winter weather can have on their railway maintenance costs. And so they prepare well in advance. But for many short lines, the costs to properly prepare are intimidating. And so they wait, until they can’t wait any longer.  But is putting off the expense the best approach …