September 27, 2011
The rotary scoop at the right in the photo above removes the rocks from the shoulder of the railroad track, then cleans and sorts it, with the rocks replaced in a smoothed shoulder in the center. The machine is operated by a person in the cab at the left.
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Railroad equipment working its way through the area last week was performing the task of shoulder cleaning, according to Justin Parks, superintendent of the railroad contracting crew.
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