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Loram Maintenance of Way Inc.: The Raptor Rail Handling System

Loram Maintenance of Way Inc.

Loram says the Raptor rail handling system is built for safety and performance. It consists of twin independent gantry cranes with telescoping booms, a 3-car work unit with rail joining workstations and integrated power cars, and high capacity rail transport trains. After grasping rail on the ground, the high mounted gantry rails are designed to allow the gantries to pull it onto the work unit and down the length of the transport train. Rail cutting and joining workstations centralize these tasks to improve safety and efficiency, the company says. The integrated, remote-equipped power cars are designed to improve operational coordination and eliminate the work train requirement.