Finding Fairmont

A search through the sketchy history of Fairmont Railway Motors’ engine manufacturing

Raising low or sagging rail joints was an on-going maintenance job. A track section with good joint maintenance reduced the back and forth swaying of a train. This made passengers more comfortable and allowed trains to operate at higher speeds over well-maintained sections. Assuring their section provided a better ride than others was a source of pride and competition between railroad section gangs.
Photo circa 1928.