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Search continues to fix Oahu rail’s too-narrow wheels and too-wide tracks

COURTESY HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION
                                <strong>A:</strong> Mismatched wheels and tracks will force trains to slow from 55 mph to 15 or 20 mph at track crossings known as “frogs.”
                                <strong>B:</strong> The half-inch gap between train wheels and tracks may require replacement by wider wheels at an estimated cost of $2 million.
                                <strong>C:</strong> Rail officials say switch plates near the frogs were poorly welded, causing the protective silicone coating to wear off.
                                <strong>D:</strong> Repaired switch plate.
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COURTESY HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION

A: Mismatched wheels and tracks will force trains to slow from 55 mph to 15 or 20 mph at track crossings known as “frogs.”

B: The half-inch gap between train wheels and tracks may require replacement by wider wheels at an estimated cost of $2 million.

C: Rail officials say switch plates near the frogs were poorly welded, causing the protective silicone coating to wear off.

D: Repaired switch plate.

COURTESY HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION
                                Rail wheels are half-an-inch too narrow where rail tracks cross one another.
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COURTESY HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION

Rail wheels are half-an-inch too narrow where rail tracks cross one another.

COURTESY HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION
                                <strong>A:</strong> Mismatched wheels and tracks will force trains to slow from 55 mph to 15 or 20 mph at track crossings known as “frogs.”
                                <strong>B:</strong> The half-inch gap between train wheels and tracks may require replacement by wider wheels at an estimated cost of $2 million.
                                <strong>C:</strong> Rail officials say switch plates near the frogs were poorly welded, causing the protective silicone coating to wear off.
                                <strong>D:</strong> Repaired switch plate.
COURTESY HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION
                                Rail wheels are half-an-inch too narrow where rail tracks cross one another.