BNSF talk innovation, safety and THOR

BNSF recently reported that new equipment has been installed on their geometry cars. The system is called Track Health Optical Recognition, or THOR.

BNSF talk innovation, safety and THOR

What rides on our rail – mostly freight and some passenger trains – holds precious cargo. That’s why we take every precaution to make sure that all track components, including rail, crossties, spikes, bolts and plates and even the roadbed underlying the track are stable and dependable.

Our Engineering team is responsible for our infrastructure, and one of its important duties is regular inspection of track components. One of the technologies our people employ to do this is our fleet of inspection cars, better known as “geo cars.”

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