Old 05-27-2008, 05:20 AM   #1
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Spotted this trackside this evening. I believe it is an overheated brake shoe.
Boy it must have got hot - look at how it crystallized.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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I think it's some of the stuff they use when when they do a thermite weld on the track, I don't think it's a brake block.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:26 PM   #3
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That makes more sense, thanks Christine. (me embarrassed)
I knew someone here would have an explanation.

BTW here is a video of the process I found on Rail-Video.Net
http://www.rail-videos.net/video/view.php?id=2519
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