While at Tehachapi Loop I found this train setting on a siding. Can anyone tell me what it is? It seems to have some sort of grinding car and several tank cars. This is a picture of the engine.
This is a front view of the engine.
There were three tank cars like these on the train.
This seemed to be a generator car of some sort.
This is the grinding mechanism, or is it a polishing mechanism?
Anothaer picture of the engine with the first of three tank cars.
This was a really odd looking car. These panels seemed to be very loosely held in place and they covered these grinding wheels.
So, can someone out there explain what this train's function is and how it works?
Why do they need three tank cars and several of these grinding cars?
There wer several other cars but I was unable to get a clear picture of them.