Loram’s parent company is launched, constructing railway grade on the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
Seeing a growing need, Loram’s parent company diversifies into railway track maintenance. Up until then, most work of this kind was performed with simple hand tools and brute strength.
The new Loram Plow is introduced.
Loram receives its first double-track plow from the Calgary shops.
1958 & 1959
The Autotrack prototype is developed as a solution to maintain track alignment.
The Loram Undercutter, a spin-off from the Autotrack and Sled designs, is developed. Its first job is lowering the track on the Stone Arch Bridge crossing the Mississippi River near Minneapolis, MN.
The Loram Winch Cart prototype, made from junk yard parts, is developed to pull a sled, plow or Autotrack to eliminate the need for a work train.
Loram develops an Undercutter Cleaner, nicknamed “The Monster” with its many moving parts, which is Loram’s largest piece of equipment at 100 feet long, 14 feet high and 70 tons.
Loram’s first Shoulder Ballast Cleaner is completed, one of Loram’s most successful pieces of equipment.
Loram starts rail grinding research with Black & Decker hand grinders and is developed into a small self-propelled rail grinder that could handle spot-maintenance work.
Loram’s first tie inserter is built.
Loram introduces the Autosled.
Loram’s expansion leads to a new facility in Hamel, MN.
Loram adds a tie extractor to the product line.
Loram builds its first High Performance Shoulder Ballast Cleaners, SBC9 and SBC10.
Loram builds RG8 and RG10, the first computer controlled rail grinders.
Loram introduces its first Badger Ditch Cleaner.
Loram’s first Switch and Crossing Rail Grinder is built.
Loram’s engineering department begins utilizing CAD System Engineering.
Loram acquires Rotra rail grinding technology for transit systems
C2101 is built to new standards in safety, quality, performance and environmental protection.
Loram’s parents company celebrates its 100th-year anniversary.
Loram unveils its first two Railvacs, LRV1 and LRV2
Loram introduces MPC1.
Loram celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
Loram develops and builds the Raptor Rail Train.
Loram builds its first Transit Railvac.
Loram develops the Track Lifter Undercutter.
Loram acquires Tranergy, Inc., a leader in Friction Management.
Loram implements ICARE Care Values.
Loram celebrates 60 years.
Loram doubles the performance of its Shoulder Ballast Cleaners with the inception of the SBC2400.
Loram delivers three C44 rail grinders to Network Rail in the United Kingdom.
Loram unveils the UC1200 undercutter cleaner.
Loram acquires HyGround Engineering, experts in track in substructure maintenance and management.
Loram acquires Georgetown Rail Equipment (GREX), an innovative railroad maintenance solution provider.