ADI working on the railroad! May 2, 2014

The rail industry tends to move at its own pace in terms of innovation.  After all, trains have been running with technology of a certain vintage for a long time.

The good people at Pennsy Corporation move at a different pace entirely. They never sit still.  Check out this AWESOME video of an austempered ductile iron (ADI) rerailer being tested with a 200 ton 6-axle locomotive. The old steel design was reconfigured for ADI with some impressive results in performance and lightweighting.

The video can be watched here:

Also, the ADI rerailer can be seen in the photo below.  Be the first kid on your block to have a new ADI rerailer! Makes a great gift!

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