An industry was created when Hulcher began serving the railroads in 1963. Hulcher pioneered the whole concept of derailment response service with innovative techniques that clear the right-of-way quickly and reopen the railroad to traffic faster than any other company.
Through the years, Hulcher Services has diversified its offerings to become the top Mechanical / Railroad Services contractor to the railroads, with an unparallelled service and commitment to detail.
We maintain an international fleet of equipment to perform these services. Our Mechanical / Railroad Services fleet includes:
Our Mechanical / Railroad Services equipment is maintained through Hulcher’s Preventative Mechanical Maintenance Program. This multi-layered, proactive system of inspections and servicing that ensures our equipment is trustworthy and ready to go to work when you need it.
Anyone who has worked with railroad contractors knows that the most important part of any piece of equipment is the person who is operating it. Hulcher’s operators are railroad specialists. They have received training in railroad applications, are current in safety and security certification requirements for all Class I railroads, and have spent years perfecting their craft in maintenance-of-way environments.With their extensive railroad experience, our operators can work seemlessly with your rail gangs, or independently.
For your project to be successful, you need a quality equipment, maintained to be reliable and operated by an experienced railroad professional. When your Mechanical / Railroad Services project calls for equipment that is properly equipped, expertly operated and available when you need it, call Hulcher at 800-637-5471.
|Case Study - Hulcher Provides Disaster Response to Simultaneous Major Flood Events
Record snowfalls and spring rains resulted in major flooding throughout North Dakota. Much of the state was declared a disaster area. At the same time, a separate flood event devastated several midwest states. Railroads, local governments and industry needed a contractor with extensive, national resources, including trained crews and a fleet of heavy equipment, to respond to both flood events.
|Case Study - Emergency Response and Remediation Resolves Major Hazardous Material Spill
Following a major spill, a mass evacuation of the area was ordered as a result of the various materials involved. The customer needed an experienced emergency response / environmental contractor who could clean up the spill and restore the site.
|Case Study - Hulcher Crews Perform Tie Down Work on Military Heavy Equipment
The U.S. Army was deploying military hardware from two installations. The military needed an experienced railroad contractor who understood the regulatory requirements for properly tying down heavy equipment on railcars.
|Project Snapshot - Hulcher Performs Loading and Tie Down of Hopper Cars
The railroad retired two hopper cars and needed a contractor to load them to a flat car for transport to the scrap yard.
|Project Snapshot - Hulcher Performs Loading and Tie Down of Three Damaged Locomotives
The railroad needed a contractor to load three locomotives on flat cars for transport to the repair facility.
Photos of Mechanical / Railroad Services Equipment