Specialty Excavating

Throughout every railroad, there are specialty trackwork areas that are restrictive for mechanized machines to perform the simplest of tasks such as ballast excavation. Maintaining areas such as tunnels, bridges, switches and passenger platforms are among the most expensive part of any railroad maintenance budget, yet commonly the most neglected as they create unique and difficult challenges. Traditional methods of repairing specialty trackworks require significant resources and track outages. As a result, maintenance is often delayed in these areas, resulting in a variety of debilitating ballast and subgrade problems.

The Loram Railvac is a specialized vacuum excavator with unique flexibility has led to non-evasive maintenance techniques that allow railroads to properly maintain specialty trackworks. The Railvac’s vacuum excavator provides surgical control for precise material removal without damage to track components, which improve remediation of the track structure, increase the load bearing capacity, restore desired drainage and increase the overall maintenance completion rate in these difficult areas. These self-propelled, track-mounted machines optimize railroads maintenance activities and avoid service interruptions.

Designed with versatility, control and productivity in mind, Railvac excavators solve a variety of maintenance challenges including:
  • Removal of ballast from tunnels, bridge decks and grade crossings
  • Removal of materials from yards, stations and cars
  • Excavation and cleaning of drain tiles and culverts
  • Cross trenching for cables and pipes
  • Cribbing and undercutting mainline mud spots
  • Excavation of compacted or ice-crusted ballast, clay, mud, water, sand and soil

Handling tough problems. The Loram difference.

The demands of maintenance in specialty trackwork and problem areas are often neglected due to the difficulty, limited access, specific requirements and experience. Tough, small-scale problems can cascade into larger systemic challenges, requiring significant resources and unplanned track outages. Loram helps you resolve troublesome problems with an exclusive line of versatile, purpose-built equipment and specialty excavation service solutions.

Learn how we can help. Call (763) 478-6014 or contact sales@loram.com

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