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The second occurance was a Facebook posting about the size of the wheels. From the comments are learned the two sizes are 14 and 16 inches.
|Joe Dockrill shared CN's posting|
In 2017, CN Engineering is adopting an increase in the size of saw railcut wheels across Canada. The new wheels are safer, increase cutting speed, and generate less waste.
Barry Strong Where's the Sparks is it a sparkless blade
Edwin Bryant Notice the white hard hat? This guy only poses for the camera! LOL
I went back and looked at the 100s of photos I took during the weekend when BNSF replaced the crossovers west of Maple Avenue in Downers Grove, IL. BNSF prefabricated sub-sections at the east end of their old yard next to Fairview Avenue. Here we see a track-crew truck on the left and a tie-crew truck on the right. (Both have cranes, but the track-crew truck has racks to carry rail sections on top of the truck.)