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How come the rails are all grey and unrusted?  Are they galvanized?
by njh on Sun Jul 15th, 2012 at 02:07:37 PM EST
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I'll ask a track specialist next time I meet one; but surely not galvanized. Speculating:
  • higher-quality steel probably rusts slower,
  • high traffic load means rails are dried in rain faster and flying iron and rust dust is removed faster,
  • maybe ÖBB also uses track vacuum cleaner trains,
  • higgher traffic also means more machine oil gets sprayed on the rails, which can act as protective layer.


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jul 16th, 2012 at 02:20:09 AM EST
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