Thursday, August 16, 2012

TSI opens new railcar repair shop

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Transportation Services, Inc. (TSI) says it has opened its new railcar repair shop in Chadron, Neb., situated on the Nebraska Northwestern Railroad's lines, and with interchange access to both BNSF and Canadian Pacific.

In a statement, the company said, "The TSI- Chadron will be a very unique facility in that TSI will only work one unit train at a time along with 40 to 50 individual bad orders thus lessening the turn times for our customers. "

TSI said the facility "has the track space to accommodate multiple trains for stripe aligning, storage, and multiple other uses, but our primary goal is to provide quality services with minimum turn times for our customers."

The installation of the Mechanically Stabilized Earth or MSE walls will start this month. These prefabricated walls rely on the friction between the fill and the panel to hold the panels in place. Compared to reinforced concrete walls, MSE walls are easier and faster to install. MSE walls also were used in the grade separation project in Belmont and San Carlos.