Here’s a fascinating look at the RU 800 S, a machine that can be used non-stop for 10-hours straight to renew and replace old railroad tracks. Weighing 692-tons, it splits the old track, and lays “down a thread from the beginning of the new tracks,” according to the manufacturer. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.
A Reddit user says: “Actually interesting correction! I did some more homework on it, this isn’t a track-laying train, it is a track renewal train, meaning that it rides on old tracks and replaces the old, worn-out ties and rails with newer, more advanced components…actually track-laying machines are quite a bit different. Hope this clarifies! Sorry for the confusion.”