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Beating 'leaves on the line' with lasers

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Nederlandse Spoorwegen is to trial a 'laser railhead cleaner' which will be placed on the chassis of its stock, facing downwards, and which will shoot a beam which remove leaves and dust from the rail and dry it before the wheels pass over it...

 

http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/dutch-trains-are-trying-out-lasers-to-blast-rail-debris-away-1826350-Dec2014/?utm_source=twitter_self

 

Could save a lot of money in the long term.

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