Knowing the weight of a car is important. We utilize load cells, which enables the process to be completed just about anywhere. Using this method, we can obtain precise measurements side to side and end to end. All that is required is a level facility with jacks that can lift the wheels of the car off the tracks. This is now a requirement for operating on Amtrak.
Load Cell in place taking measurements.
Attention to detail is what determines the outcome. We aim to use original materials whenever possible. If original matierals can't be located, duplicating the original materials is the next best thing. From paint colors to the carpet, no detail is overlooked.
We can assure you that rust never sleeps. Properly evaluating and reconstructing major structural components requires experience. Over the years, we have returned cars back to mainline operations that otherwise would have been scrapped. This includes replacing sidesills, corner posts, end sheets, floor pans and other major components.
The finish is only as good as the prepartion. We have been painting railroad equipment for over 35 years including locomotives and passenger cars, interior and exterior.
Properly evaluating the condition of a passenger car before you purchase it is not something that you can afford to leave to anyone. We will discuss your requirements and determine if the equipment you are looking at matches your needs. We can even help with locating suitable equipment for sale. We will then perform a full pre-purchase inspection so that you fully understand the committment that will be required.
Our shop is fully equipped to handle any truck work, including full rebuilds.
We believe that the underside of the car should look just as good as the car itself. To that end, we ensure that cabling for HEP and conduits for MU/COMM are installed properly and neatly.
We have the facility and tools to repair most damage caused by derailments, including truck and structural damage.
PCC 2743 is rolled out of the shop showing off its new paint job. The PCC is being loaded onto a trailer for transport back to its owner - The Rockhill Trolley Museum