Hulcher Services performs track matting removal and installation as part of its line of environmental and industrial services.
In many locations where locomotives are parked and serviced, track pans collect oil, water, sand and fuel that run off during servicing and deliver the materials to oil water separator. Locations that do not have track pans must rely on polypropylene-based track mat to collect this run-off and keep it from contaminating the soil.
Track matting lays on top of the tracks and serves as an absorbent barrier for oil and other hydro-carbon liquids. The track mat is laid between the rails; in some cases, additional track matting is laid to the outside of each rail. This matting may cover 160 feet or more of track, depending on the needs of the location.
Periodically, the track mat becomes saturated, weathered and damaged from traffic and must be removed and replaced as part of the normal maintenance of the system.
Hulcher’s environmental professionals perform track mat removal and installation, to include:
Typically, track mat removal and installation is a scheduled project but it may be required in emergency situations such as a fuel spill. As a railroad contractor, Hulcher’s Customer Service Center is available 24 / 7/ 365 to take your call and can have a crew on the road within one hour of your call – any time, day or night.
Hulcher’s crews are experienced with track mat installation. Unlike many other environmental service providers, Hulcher’s crews are uniquely qualified to serve the railroads with services like track mat installation. They have received on-track safety training from and are certified by all Class I railroads, and have many years of environmental service experience in railroad settings.
Hulcher’s fleet of equipment includes hi-rail vacuum trucks. All Hulcher vacuum trucks are equipped with hi-rail gear, allowing them to support projects like track mat cleaning in busy environments like rail yards where off-track access is severely limited.
Since 1963 railroads and industry have placed their confidence in Hulcher for a wide range of services. With 35 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, our company is bonded, insured and highly rated with Dunn & Bradstreet. We maintain preferred vendor arrangements with top businesses and have long-established relationships with many environmental consulting firms.
Hulcher’s track mat removal and installation is just one of our many environmental services for the railroads and industry. Call 800-637-5471 today to learn more about track mat installation and all of Hulcher’s industrial and environmental services.
Photos of Track Mat Installation Projects