AAR Certified Car Repair & Shop

Vermont Rail System offers complete freight car repair and inspection services to other railroads, private fleet owners, and leasing companies at its North Walpole, NH M1002/M-1003 certified car shop facility (VRNN). One of the few car shops in the region, it is ideally situated on rail lines that offer direct connections to two major Class 1 railways. The facility can handle all sizes and varieties of freight cars, performing work from routine maintenance to wreck rebuilding and removal and replacement of tank car service equipment. Vermont Rail System’s Car Shop also offers off-site repair capabilities with a group of mobile trucks that can perform repair-in-place services within Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

Features & Capabilities:

  • M-1002 C6 certified tank car repairs
  • M-1003 Quality Assurance certification
  • M-1003 B25 Certified Wreck repairs over 85 hours
  • AAR running repairs including Single Car Air Brake Testing
  • Specialized in wheels and axles, cushioning gear, doors, and brake assemblies
  • Fully set up for AWS D15.1 compliant welding, as well as grinding and torching
  • Cleaning of hoppers and boxcars for sensitive shipments
  • Spot repainting
  • Ability to handle customized jobs
  • Storage space for up to 100 cars
  • Routine maintenance completed in as little as 1 week
  • 6 day/week interchange for rapid movement of cars into and out of the shop

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