Track repair, ca. 1955

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Track repair, ca. 1955

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Over time the ends of rails become worn and rounded. This damage is called "rail batter." When severe, these worn rail ends may cause derailment. The arc welder is rebuilding the rail end to it's original height and shape and the rail end is then smoothed with a grinding wheel. Bangor and Aroostook Railroad's magazine, "Maine Line," v. 8 #6, pp. 4-9

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  • Title: Track repair, ca. 1955
  • Creator: Sprague, Richard W.
  • Creation Date: circa 1960
  • Subject Date: circa 1960
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 20 cm
  • Collection: Richard Sprague
  • Object Type: Image

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Oakfield Historical Society
PO Box 176, Oakfield, ME 04763
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