Yesterday, after Norfolk Southern Train 290 ran by with an SD70 leader, a Loram Rail Grinder lined out of the siding at Linden (pictured below). They were taking multiple passes to grind the rails over road crossings. As the Loram.com website explains:
Rail grinding is considered the most effective maintenance practice to control the effects of rolling contact fatigue, to restore profile, and to maximize value from the rail asset…
Scroll down for a video of the rail grinder at Pickrell Drive in Linden, Virginia.