Entries Tagged as ‘Operations’

Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 6:08 pm

Long Trains on the Mauritania Railway

A 700-kilometre rail line brings iron ore from the mines in Zouerate to the port in Nouadhibou, Mauritania. Passengers on the line will be happy to know that they now have they now have their own accomodations and no longer have to sit in the ore hoppers during the 12-hour trip. With trains up to […]

Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 6:35 pm

Autumn Leaves, Slippery Rail

Autumn leaves. (Cue music.) It’s hard to believe, but leaves on tracks pose a serious problem for railroad operations — the oil they exude, combined with water and the pressure from trains passing over them, make for slippery conditions, Joe reports, pointing to a recent Wall Street Journal article. The result? “[T]rains have to travel […]