In front of any train or switching move is a locomotive-driving your profits forward.

Our locomotive repair and maintenance teams can help keep your operations running strong. Our service offerings-from reconditioning at the component level to rebuilds and upgrades, are conducted with a high level of expertise and penchant for reliability. We also offer on-site contract maintenance specially tailored to each locomotive as well as mobile and emergency repair services.

Northern Plains Rail Services can source locomotives of any type for our industrial and short line customers, and qualify the same locomotives for service. We are committed to safety, quality, and ensuring the right locomotive for the right use. We further provide short term locomotive leasing, and have several partners that can provide rail car mover leasing and servicing.

We have resources to operate within several hundred miles from our facilities and serve customers throughout western North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Southern Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Northern Plains Railroad provides Locomotive Inspection Services

Our Qualified Mechanical Experts Provide:

  • Scheduled Inspections
  • General Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Air Brake Repairs and Maintenance
  • Locomotive Painting
  • Electrical Work (Including Rewiring)
  • Locomotive Sourcing
  • Wheel Changeouts
  • Traction Motor Change Out
  • Prime mover replacement
  • Main generator replacement
  • Locomotive wreck repair