Pittsburg Power and Light (“PPL”) required an innovative solution to evaluate the current condition of their aging fleet of all-steel PPLX Coal Cars and develop and a pricing / logistics strategy to maximize scrap proceeds from various scrap dealers. Over three (3) years, Rail Industry Specialist, Inc. (RIS) negotiated pricing, coordinated rail movements on CSXT and NS and eventually scrapped over 450 coal cars for PPL. Conversely….accidents happen…. and RIS facilitated the prompt removal of scrap and railroad parts at over 35 locations / derailment sites in the US and Canada. RIS buys selective portions of derailments from railroads and “on-site” scrap service providers.
The Indiana Rail Road derailed thirty-seven (37) CEFX aluminum coal cars near Bloomington, IN.
RIS offers a “value added” component to the unpalatable task of scrapping railcars or logistical assistance for the prompt and safe removal of railroad parts. RIS has a proven track record in all aspects of railroad scrap programs in a controlled setting or active derailment clean-up site. RIS extensive relationships with scrap companies combined with current knowledge of the scrap markets in various geographic are key to this active / expanding RIS business activity.
The Indiana Rail Road derailed thirty-seven (37) CEFX aluminum coal cars near Bloomington, IN. RIS in working partnership with KUHN Dirt Works facilitated the removal of all the railroad parts included draft sills and railroad wheel sets.