Global supplier for railway track maintenance and construction

Harsco Rail is a global supplier for railway track maintenance and construction. With a broad range of high-quality equipment, cutting-edge technology, and worldwide support, Harsco Rail takes care of customers’ needs for virtually all major aspects of track maintenance and construction. Delivering innovation and performance, Harsco Rail meets the demands of the track every day.

Transit Grinder(PGM48、PGM96 Positive operation type)

Harsco Rail's RGHC Transit Grinder series, strives to create the optimal wheel/rail contact while prolonging the lifespan of the track. The machine can effectively grind switches, guarded curves, and road crossings and is available in various gauges including an adjustable gauge version. The Transit Grinder will extend the track life with enhanced performance at a low overall cost.

Perfomance Innovation Available Options
  • Mill scale
  • Corrugation
  • Noise and vibration removal
  • Defect removal
  • Profile maintenance
  • Gradual preventative
  • Corrective profiling
  • High speed rail surface finish
  • Jupiter II Control System
  • Laser Profile Measuring System
  • Grind carriage cooling fan/dust control fan
  • Comfortable Control Cabins
  • Hydraulic Pump Stand
  • Electrical Control Room
  • Screw-type air compressor
  • Production grinders can be built to be 32, 48-96, and 120 stone machines
  • 2-camera profile measurement system
  • Corrugation Measurement System
  • SmartGrind Analysis
  • Dust Collection Systems
Key Specifications
Max traveling speed 80 km/h at 1% grade
Max speed on 2.65% grade 35 km/h
Grinding speed 5 to 28 km/h both forwards and backwards
Grinding motor speed 3600 RPM
Grinding head angle range 75º Gauge to 45º Field
Engineer to Order Machines are designed to meet the customer’s specifications

Transit Grinder(RGH10C、RGH20C、RGH30CS switches or urban rail transit operation type)

Harsco Rail's RGHC Transit Grinder series, strives to create the optimal wheel/rail contact while prolonging the lifespan of the track. The machine can effectively grind switches, guarded curves, and road crossings and is available in various gauges including an adjustable gauge version. The Transit Grinder will extend the track life with enhanced performance at a low overall cost.

Performance Innovations Available Options
  • Mill scale
  • Corrugation
  • Noise and vibration removal
  • Defect removal
  • Profile maintenance
  • Gradual preventative
  • Corrective profiling
  • High speed rail surface finish
  • Jupiter II Control System
  • Water Spray Fire Control System
  • Hydrostatic Propulsion System
  • Dust Collection System
  • Pneumatic Braking System
  • Full Computerized Control
  • Comfortable Control Cabins
  • Laser Profile Measuring System
  • Can be built as a 10, 20, 30, or 40 stone machine
  • Available in various gauges
  • Accommodates grinding wheels of 102 mm ( 4 in.), 127 mm (5 in.), 152 mm (6 in.), and 279 mm (11 in.) diameters
  • Profile measurement
  • Corrugation Measurement System
  • SmartGrind Analysis
  • Unit to inject foaming agents into water spray
Key Specifications
Grinding head angle range 75ºGauge to 45º Field
Max traveling speed 80 km/h
Max speed on 4% grade 40 km/h
Max traveling gradient 6%
Max towing speed 100 km/h
Engineer to Order Machines are designed to meet the customer’s specifications

Multipurpose Stoneblower

Harsco Rail’s Multipurpose Stoneblower is a revolutionary machine developed specifically as an alternative to traditional tamping methods for the restoration of track’s vertical and lateral alignment. The result is a smooth track surface which is immediately available for unrestricted line speeds.

Performance Innovations
  • Pneumatically injects ballast under the tie to achieve track position
    accuracy of 1.0 mm without disturbing the pre-existing compacted foundation
  • Track remains in position much longer than track maintained by traditional tamping methods
  • Track immediately opened at line speed after stoneblowing
  • Post maintenance record of quality immediately available
  • On-board crane loads machine completely with stone in less than one hour
  • Complete vertical and lateral track design capabilities
  • On-board diagnostic systems
  • Automatic indexing
  • Automatic tie position sensing
  • Dual encoder system
  • Complete track recording system
  • Operator interface via touch screen monitor
  • Diagnostic system to monitor all machine functions including drive and stone supply system
Key Specifications
Length 32.2 m (106 ft.)
Weight 113 tonnes (124 tons) carried on three bogies
Travel Speed 100 km/h (60 mph) max
Average Output 440 m/hr (1,400 ft./hr)
Measuring Speed 16 km/h (10 mph) max
Lifting & Slewing 0 to 80 mm (0 to 3.2 in.)
Stone Capacity 16 tonnes (18 tons)
Stone Size 20 mm (0.8 in.)
Engineer to Order Machines are designed to meet the customer’s specifications

TRT-909 Track Renewal System

Harsco Rail’s TRT-909 track renewal system provides a more efficient and effective way to handle major track renewal programs. The TRT-909 works with concrete, pre-plated wood, or steel ties. It delivers simplicity in operation for customers and leaves behind high quality track with precise tie spacing and a smooth ballast bed.

Performance Innovations Available Options
  • Replaces both rails simultaneously
  • Works with concrete, pre-plated wood, or steel ties
  • Removes and replaces crossties
  • Pulls and reclaims spikes
  • Removes and collects rail anchors
  • Removes the old rail and installs the new rail
  • Heats rails to neutral temperature with Induction Rail Heaters
  • Automatically applies McKay rail fasteners (other types of fasteners can be applied)
  • Vacuum System
  • Contract Services
Key Specifications
Traveling Speed Towed - Up to 80 km/h (50 mph)
Length 90.2 m (296 ft.) without locomotive
Drive Train 525 hp diesel driving variable-flow hydraulic pumps for hydrostatic advance of the machine
Traction During Operation 6 powered bogies
Ballast Regulation Working—144 m (12 degrees) (478 ft.); Traveling—97.5 m (18 degrees) (320 ft.)
Engineer to Order Machines are designed to meet the customer’s specifications

Inspection Vehicles

Harsco Rail’s Track Geometry Inspection Vehicle (TGIV) is a self propelled rail bound vehicle that measures both track geometry and catenary. The TGIV collects and records extensive information on track conditions. Monitoring track conditions overtime will give railroads a better understanding of their maintenance needs and schedule. The machine is staffed by a three-man crew.

Performance Innovations
  • Records track geometry measurements every foot at varying speeds at and above 80 km/h (50 mph)
    Geometric measurement data per foot of the track
  • Operates at both ends
  • Data is displayed in real-time in three different forms on-board
  • Collects data on track condition including rail profile
  • APU AC & DC Power
  • Power shift transmission or hydrostatic drive
  • Video system
  • Two cameras at each end of the unit
  • Non-contact system, combining accelerometers, gyroscopes, lasers, and camera

Switch Undercutter Machine

Harsco Rail’s GO4S_III_CN Switch Undercutter Machine is the first side-cutting undercutter in China. It mainly divide and filter, backfill and replenish the ballast in switch area. The machine is capable of completing one #12 single switch in 90 minutes, which is much more efficient than the current other machines in China. On-site undercutting proves that the machine will not limited by the structure of the ballast bed, and it can complete double switches, double crossing and crossing line of the switches, which fills the domestic void.

Performance
  • Max Speed (Both Directions)
  • Max tow speed 120 km/h
  • Max working speed ≥625 m/h
  • Undercutting bar length ≥5486 mm
  • Operating efficiency ≥275 m3/h
  • Working on switch #12
  • Clean and refill 750 mm depth within 90 minutes
  • Traction performance ≥280 Kn