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Rail Car Service & Repair

We understand that a railroad only runs as smoothly as the cars it deploys.

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Our crew can help you keep rail cars in service, earning revenue, and out of the repair shop.

Whether your railcars or locomotives need repairs, maintenance, cleaning, or sandblasting and painting, our repair facilities provide quality workmanship and timely service. 

Our car shops are AAR M1003-certified, and our skilled staff are proven to perform safely and efficiently to meet AAR standards.

Free Inspections and Estimates

We provide free inspections and estimates, so you have the information you need before we get to work.

North Dakota & Minnesota Facilities:

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Fordville, ND

  • 10,000-square-foot car facility
  • Machine and fabrication shop
  • Large parts inventory
  • Sand-blasting shop and paint booth

Lansford, ND

  • Preventative maintenance
  • Mobile repairs
  • Grand Forks, ND

    • State-of-the-art M1003-certified rail car repair facility
    • Central, modernized location
    • Kosher maintenance washes
    • Transload services
    • Rail car storage
    • Specialty switching

    Duluth, MN

  • General mobile repair services
  • Repairs or replacement for outlet gates
  • Hatch covers or safety equipment repairs
  • Derailment service
  • Welding of any kind
  • Erskine, MN

    • M1003-Certified car repair shop
    • Enclosed sandblasting building
    • Full-service paint shop
    • Large inventory of parts and weatherproof material

    Randolph, MN

    • M1003-Certified
    • Located off the Progressive Railroad (Cannon Valley Railroad) near the north edge of Randolph
    • Equipped repair track and mobile repair unit
    • Variety of services to all types of rail cars

    Mobile Field Units:

    Perfect for customers who are unable to release their railcars to our shops

    Fully-equipped Mobile Service Units that can perform a variety of field repairs

    Operate within several hundred miles from our facilities

    Serve customers throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, Wisconsin, southern Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan

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