Side Dump Cars-BNSF
BNSF Railway of Ft. Worth, TX (“BNSF”) required a significant group of fully refurbished Side Dump Cars equipped with reconditioned Dump Cylinders and full for use in active “maintenance of way” service to source granite ballast / rip rap from quarries on their lines. BNSF is one of the largest “Class I” Railroads in the United States and with an annual budget 6 billion dollars to maintain / expand their rail related infrastructure and purchase new rolling stock and locomotives. BNSF MOW personnel are committed to staying ahead of their track structure requirements and having the right tools as part of their long term planning process.
1650 cubic capacity, 100 ton Side Dump built in 1978 with AAR Life span of fifty(50) years.
RIS incorporated a highly engineered wide phlange I-Beam supports and “Grade 50” steel floors to create a sound foundation for loading and unloading heavy rip rap stones. The Dump Cylinders were re-conditioned and a new control system installed. Side Frames and Bolsters reconditioned to M-214 standards.
Fully refurbished and newly painted – BNSF Side Dump Cars – ready for heavy loads and BNSF’s demanding geographic and climatic diversity. Eventually supplemented again with the upgrade of GREX Hydra-Dump System.