The railroad needed a contractor to load three locomotives on flat cars for transport to the repair facility. Hulcher Services’ Caterpillar® sidebooms safely lifted the engines and placed them onto the flatcars. Hulcher’s crew used blocks, chains and cabling to balance and tie down each damaged locomotive.
The professional members of the crew were able to complete the job in accordance with AAR standards.
Railroads and industry across the country trust Hulcher’s experience to perform mechanical / railroad projects like this each year.
Hulcher pioneered the derailment response industry with innovative techniques that reopen the railroad to traffic faster than any other company. Over the years Hulcher diversified its services for Mechanical Departments beyond derailment response, to include load outs and tie-downs, traction motor and wheel changes, pressure washing and mobile locomotive servicing. Todayâ€™s Hulcher leverages decades of derailment experience to deliver a broad range of railroad work with the same level of professionalism that railroaders have come to know and expect from Hulcherâ€™s crews since 1963.