Railhead Treatment Trains

Reality Check:
Rail Head Treatment Trains

While leaves on the line have become a regular topic for those who wish to make fun of our railways, for train operators they represent a very real danger and one that has demanded the introduction of special counter measures, which include the Rail Head Treatment Train, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

RHTT

Above: Class 37s are still regular motive power for RHTT workings. On November 23 2011 37510, with 37069 at the rear, work 3W95 – the 9.41am Ipswich-Lowestoft along the East Suffolk line at Melton. John Day/Railphotoprints.uk.

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