Production Rail Grinding

Rail Grinding

The most powerful, the most productive

The ultimate goal in rail maintenance is to achieve the longest possible rail life without increasing the safety risks and costs associated with unanticipated rail failures. Production rail grinding provides the single most beneficial, well-proven means toward attaining the goals of rail life extension while also reducing the associated risks. With more than 60 years of production rail grinding experience and intense dedication and focus on R&D to improve rail grinding technologies, Loram offers the rail industry the most advanced production rail grinding service and equipment that lead the industry in terms of speed, performance and reliability.

Production Rail Grinding benefits and features

Loram works closely with railroads to develop strategies that maximise rail life effectively, deliver best practices and provide a substantial return on investment. Loram’s production rail grinders utilise powerful, highly efficient technology and equipment to provide the safest, most productive rail grinding programs that optimise the health and life of rail assets.

The benefits of production rail grinding include:

  • Extend the life of rail
  • Restore rail head profile to optimise wheel/ rail interaction
  • Precise removal of rail defects, plastic deformation and rolling contact fatigue
  • Extends life of wheels; improve truck steering and dynamic stability of rolling stock
  • Fuel Savings

Loram’s production rail grinding solutions offer:

  • 60-stone to 120-stone machine configurations
  • High-power, electric 23 kW motors
  • Advanced control systems for precision metal removal
  • Ability to effectively perform preventative and corrective rail grinding
  • Different stone types to match metal removal and surface finish needs, tailored for application
  • On-board rail measurement options available


RG400 Series

Industry-leading productivity through increased available horsepower, advanced grind control systems, more grind stones and innovative quality assurance technologies.

C44 Series Rail Grinders

Complies with the W6A clearance diagram and the axle weights of international commuter lines and freight rail applications.

Loram Contract Services

Unmatched expertise and experience

Loram’s experience, technology and operational fleet of production rail grinders deliver an unmatched advantage to our customers. Our fleet grinds over 160,000 pass kilometers annually. Because Loram builds and operates its own equipment, customers benefit from continuous quality improvements based on real-world use and experience. With Loram’s powerful, high-speed production rail grinders, railroads realise a lower unit cost (cost per track mile or kilometer) with minimal service window requirements.

Learn How We Can Help

As a global leader in maintenance of way for over 60 years, Loram’s expansive equipment portfolio and highly-trained crews deliver best-in-class services with unmatched performance and safety standards. Call +61 1800 059 955 or contact our technical sales team.