The Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant, named after A. A. Ugarov, a part of the esteemed Metalloinvest company, has recently acquired a cutting-edge universal repair track machine of domestic production, specially designed to service the railway track. This equipment will be instrumental in replacing the sleepers of the extensive railway tracks, spanning a total length of 73 km within the plant premises. The machine exhibits impressive productivity, with the capability of replacing up to 40 sleepers per hour.The gripping mechanism of this advanced track machine boasts the ability to effortlessly lift and handle a 270-kilogram reinforced concrete sleeper, ensuring its careful transfer from the trolley to the railway track. Beyond the primary function of sleeper replacement, this versatile machine is equipped with additional attachments, enabling the seamless addition and compaction of ballast, vegetation mowing, snow clearance, and the cleaning of drainage ditches and ditches.Mr. Stanislav Nechaev, the head of the OEMK railway department, highlighted the significance of transitioning from wooden sleepers to reinforced concrete, which notably extends the track's service life from three to five years to an impressive 25 years. This upgrade serves as a crucial criterion for bolstering the reliability and development of the plant's railway infrastructure. Moreover, the introduction of the new machine eliminates the need for manual labor, as it enables a single driver to perform all functions, including equipment control, sleeper laying, tamping, and track straightening.As part of this year's railway overhaul plan, four turnouts and 600 meters of railway track will undergo rehabilitation using the welded method. This innovative approach reduces the number of rail connections, effectively lessening the load on critical sections, enhancing the smoothness of freight cars, and significantly prolonging the line's service life.