Mobile Railcar Repair Services

Your railcars are crucial to your business and nationwide infrastructure, playing a vital role in transporting products and materials where they need to go. What happens when one of your railcars endures unexpected damage and suddenly can’t perform its duties? Even the most minor issue can impact your entire operation, leaving little time to take your railcar to a facility. Luckily, with mobile railcar repair services, the help you need comes straight to you.

You can book efficient on-site repair services for your railcars at VLS Environmental Solutions. Our expert team is committed to providing companies with environmentally sustainable railcar services that meet our clients’ quality standards.



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Our Mobile Railcar Repair Services

At VLS, we understand you can’t always make it to the repair shop. That’s why we service your railcars no matter where you are. When you call us for on-site repair services, we’ll dispatch our mobile repair units to your location equipped with all the tools and resources needed to get your railcars back on the tracks.

Baytown railcar repair

When we arrive at your facility, our experienced technicians will inspect your railcar’s critical components to determine the problem. Then, we’ll troubleshoot the issue to determine the best repair solutions for your individualized needs. We’ve spent over a decade developing proven techniques for railcar repairs, so you can feel confident that your cars will receive the dependable and efficient services needed to get them back on track.

Our team is known for providing streamlined repair services with industry-leading turnarounds. We’ll restore your railcars promptly to minimize downtime for your company. Types of mobile repair services we offer include:

  • Mechanical issues.
  • Air brake repairs.
  • Component replacements.
  • Valve and fitting repairs.
  • Interior linings and coatings.
  • Tank car equipment removal.
  • Running repairs.




Benefits of Mobile Repair Services

When you book mobile repairs at VLS, you’ll experience the many advantages of on-site railcar service, including:

  • Convenience: Unexpected malfunctions can throw a wrench in your entire operation, sending it screeching to a halt. Instead of scrambling to figure out how to get your railcar to the nearest repair facility, you can relax knowing professional technicians will come to you with mobile services, performing services from the convenience of your location. 
  • Minimal downtime: By visiting you at your site, mobile railcar repairs save your crew the time it would take to stop what they’re doing to prepare and transport your cars to the shop. That means you can keep your operations moving and fix your railcars with minimal downtime.
  • Cost savings: On-site mini-shops cut company transportation costs by bringing repair services to your location instead of requiring your crew to transfer your railcars to the shop. They also promote reduced freight and administrative expenses, saving your company more money in the long run.
  • Expert assistance: Instead of relying on your employees to repair your railcars, our highly trained and certified technicians will use their skills and expertise to do the job for you. With expert assistance, you can trust that your cars will receive the most efficient, high-quality service.
  • Flexible services: Our mini-shop repair network provides customers with optimal service flexibility. We never employ a one-size-fits-all service solution — instead, we tailor our services to your individualized needs. 
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Why Choose VLS for Mobile Railcar Repair Services?

At VLS Environmental Solutions, we’re dedicated to promoting a cleaner, safer, and more environmentally friendly planet through sustainable railcar cleaning, waste management, and marine services. Our state-of-the-art facilities are located across the United States and Mexico, allowing us to help our customers meet their sustainability needs wherever they may be. We perform every service with integrity, innovation, and safety at the forefront.

When you choose VLS as your company of choice, you’ll benefit from the following perks of working with us:

AAR Certified Facilities

Our mobile railcar repair locations are AAR Certified. You can read more about the activity codes for each facility below:

VLS Houston

  • 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
  • C5 – Maintenance and Qualification of Tank Car Service Equipment
  • C6r – Remove and Replace Tank Car Service Equipment, Including Gaskets, Leakage Test, and Modifications

VLS Knox

  • 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
  • B79 – Alteration of Tank Cars
  • B80 – Conversion of Tank Cars
  • B81 – Qualification of Tank Car Tanks
  • C5 – Maintenance and Qualification of Tank Car Service Equipment

VLS Orange

  • C5 – Maintenance and Qualification of Tank Car Service Equipment
  • C6r – Remove and Replace Tank Car Service Equipment, Including Gaskets, Leakage Test, and Modifications

VLS Geismar

  • B90 – Maintenance, Alteration, and Qualification of Tank Car Stub Sills
  • C5 – Maintenance and Qualification of Tank Car Service Equipment
  • C6r – Remove and Replace Tank Car Service Equipment, Including Gaskets, Leakage Test, and Modifications

VLS Hopewell

  • C5 – Maintenance and Qualification of Tank Car Service Equipment
  • C6r – Remove and Replace Tank Car Service Equipment, Including Gaskets, Leakage Test, and Modifications

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At VLS, we believe that the work we do today will pave the way for a better tomorrow. We specialize in providing companies with innovative environmental solutions that support their sustainability goals. Our sustainable operations are geared toward environmental friendliness, human safety, and governmental compliance. 

We practice proactive environmental management to reduce our ecological footprint and ultimately contribute to a greener future. 

Contact VLS for Your Railcar Repair Needs Today

You can get fast and convenient assistance with mobile railcar repair services from VLS. Our full-service environmental company is your trusted partner for reducing landfill waste, recycling residual waste, and processing non-hazardous waste. 

Send us a message to learn more about our services today!

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