Here is to the Unheralded Ballast Cleaner



The ballast that supports the ties and rails may not get “dirty” in a traditional sense, but it does need to be cleaned.

The equipment used to clean ballast isn’t photographed often, but it is interesting in its own right.

Here are two views of the LRV-12 on Norfolk Southern property in Macedonia. It’s a type of ballast cleaner that is used by NS.

Photographs by Roger Durfee


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