Railcar Services

The rail industry plays a significant role in nationwide infrastructure, transporting vital materials and products across the country to their intended locations safely and efficiently. That’s why railcars must be treated with thorough cleanings, maintenance, and repairs to ensure optimal performance and keep operations moving forward. When your railcars are free of contaminants and functional issues, you can feel confident they’ll make it to their destinations on time, every time.

You can ensure your railcars are clean and operational with railcar services from VLS Environmental Solutions. As your full-service environmental company, we’re committed to delivering economically responsible maintenance and sanitation services to work toward a more sustainable future. 

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Railcar Cleaning Services

Maintaining clean railcars is essential for keeping products free of contaminants, reducing safety concerns, and complying with regulatory standards. The VLS team specializes in washing hard-to-clean materials from railcars, such as hardened polymers, resins, and other harsh chemicals, using extensive training and well-defined processes to deliver the highest-quality clean. 

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When you come to us for railcar cleaning services, you can choose from any of the following offerings:

  • Nitrogen purging: Through this process, we clean contaminants and impurities from components like piping and containers using nitrogen gas, eliminating harmful chemicals from your railcars. 
  • Container cleaning: You can reduce the risk of material contamination on your railcars with our container cleaning services, which maintain environmental safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Abrasive blasting and hydroblasting: We use abrasive blasting and hydroblasting to achieve the high pressures needed to rid railcars of tough materials.
  • Kosher cleaning: If you haul kosher materials, we can deliver an intensive clean after non-kosher material hauls to prepare your railcars for kosher product transportation. 
  • Bulk liquid transloading: We can move bulk liquids — ranging from cleaning agents to glycols — from one container to another or between several units carefully and securely.

Railcar Repair and Maintenance Services

When you come to VLS for railcar repair and maintenance services, our expert technicians will evaluate your individualized performance requirements, troubleshoot functional problems, and identify and implement the ideal solutions to serve your needs. 

No matter what service you choose, you can expect quick turnarounds to get your railcars operating with minimal downtime. We perform:

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  • Railcar repairs: Our experienced team will assess your critical components and pinpoint any problems that require corrections. Our repair services address valves and fittings, interior linings and coatings, and mechanical repairs.
  • Routine maintenance: You can ensure that your railcars operate at peak condition at all times with our preventive maintenance services. We’ll conduct regular inspections to verify that your components are functional and deliver the correct parts and solutions to ensure continuous performance. 
  • Tank car qualifications: We’ll ensure that your railcars comply with Association of American Railroads (AAR) and Department of Transportation (DOT) standards, qualifying your fleet in time for your annual due date.

We also have dedicated railcar mini-shops positioned nationwide for your smaller-scale repair needs. Our mini-shop repair network helps customers receive essential services with optimal speed, affordability, and convenience. 

Mobile Railcar Repair Services

Sudden, unexpected railcar issues can quickly impact your operations, slowing them to a halt. We understand that in these instances, you can’t always drop everything to visit the repair shop. That’s why we offer mobile railcar repairs, where our skilled technicians come to you during emergencies.

When you call us for mobile repairs, our mobile repair units will visit you on-site with all the equipment, tools, and resources needed to fix your railcars with minimal downtime. Our technicians will evaluate your railcar’s components to determine the problem’s cause and troubleshoot until they get it back up and running. 

Why Choose VLS Environmental Solutions for Railcar Services?

At VLS, we deliver sustainable waste management, railcar cleaning, and marine services to help make the planet a safer, cleaner, and more environmentally friendly place. With VLS facilities located across the U.S. and Mexico, we can help you meet your sustainability goals no matter where you are. 

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When you choose us as your sustainability partner, you’ll experience the many perks of working with us:

Invest in Dependable and Efficient Railcar Services From VLS Today

Regardless of the railcar services you require, you can find them at VLS Environmental Solutions. We’re dedicated to addressing your biggest waste management and compliance challenges by meeting them with sustainable solutions. Choosing us for railcar cleaning, waste management, and marine services means helping your company achieve efficiency and compliance while contributing to a more sustainable future.

Contact us to learn more about our railcar cleaning and repair services today!

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