Railcar Repair Facility in Victoria, TX

Railroads are an essential aspect of cargo transportation in the United States. With the number of operations relying on railcars traveling from point A to point B, these railcars need to be well-maintained to perform accordingly. You want a trusted provider to lead the process when you require repair and maintenance.

VLS Environmental Solutions offers certified railcar repair services to maintain active use. Explore our capabilities and why we’re a trusted repair provider in Texas.

Our Full Service Railcar Repair Facility in Texas

The VLS railcar repair facility in Victoria sits on over 200 acres that was once an Army air strip. This expansive facility allows the VLS team to service more than 600 railcars at a given time. Our full-service facility contains a class 1 railroad serviced by Union Pacific, and their main line connects to Victoria’s inbound track.

Our Capabilities

When you need full-service railcar repair in Texas, our facility offers the capabilities your fleet requires. In addition to our 200+ acre space, our team has access to a range of component and airless equipment to facilitate repairs.

Onsite Repair and Maintenance

The VLS Victoria location can provide a range of repair and maintenance services based on your cars’ unique requirements. We take the time to assess performance needs, troubleshoot issues and implement solutions to resolve any problems. 

Our certified team can provide heavy repair and qualification for railcars and hopper cars. We offer new valves, repairing, rebuilding, and reconditioning with a full valve shop on premises. Other capabilities include full exterior and interior work, including touch-ups and center bands. 

The Victoria facility is heated all year for painting, allowing us to deliver interior blasting, painting, and lining. For restoration purposes, we also provide jacket replacements on tank cars and complete stripping to the underframe for rebuilding. We are capable of reskinning cars and replacing hopper roofs.

When required, we also provide M214 reconditioning of railcar trucks and truck change-outs. With an M-1003 quality assurance certification, you can trust our team to handle your requirements with full compliance.

You can also contact our team for NDT inspections, such as dye penetrant and mag particle. Additionally, when you need audits for clients and regulatory bodies, turn to our experts.

AAR Certified Facility

VLS Victoria is an AAR Certified Facility. Below are the descriptions of the activity codes:

  • B18 – Reconditioner of Freight Side Frames and Bolsters
  • B24 – Maintenance and Modification of Tank Car Tanks
  • B25 – Repair Shop (Facility)/Repair Track Engaged in Heavy Repairs
  • B26 – Repair Shop (Facility)/Repair Track Engaged in Office Manual Rule 88.C Activity
  • B81 – Qualification of Tank Car Tanks
  • B89 – Maintenance, Modification, and Qualification of Safety Systems
  • B90 – Maintenance, Alteration, and Qualification of Tank Car Stub Sills
  • C10 – Maintenance and Qualification of Interior Linings and Interior Coatings in Tank Cars
  • C5 – Maintenance and Qualification of Tank Car Service Equipment
  • C6r – Remove and Replace Tank Car Service Equipment, Including Gaskets, Leakage Test, and Modifications
  • C7 – Removal of Interior Linings and Interior Coatings in Tank Cars
  • C8 – Installation and Qualification of Interior Linings and Interior Coatings in Tank Cars

Mobile Repair

The Victoria facility has a Mobile Repair Unit designated to service railcars on the tracks in emergencies. Our mobile repair services include light repair, valve repair, and general maintenance. If more in-depth services are required, we’ll need to complete work onsite.

Certifications

Our railcar repair facility is certified by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to complete a range of processes onsite. These certifications include processes such as:

  • C5: Maintenance and Qualification of Tank Car Service Equipment
  • C6R: Remove and Replace Tank Car Service Equipment, Including Gaskets, Leakage Test, and Modifications
  • C7: Removal of Interior Linings and Interior Coatings in Tank Cars

Choose VLS for Railcar Repair in Victoria, TX

At VLS, we serve operations with full compliance and sustainability in mind. We are problem solvers who strive for improvement in everything we do. With a commitment to safety, integrity, and collaboration, we deliver trusted services at any scale.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about railcar services at our Victoria facility. You can also give us a call at 877.861.8588. We look forward to partnering with you!

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