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Transloading

Transloading is the transfer of a product or material from either truck to railcar or railcar to truck.  A key benefit to transloading is that it’s more efficient and cost effective on transporting products long distances. They use less fuel and produce fewer emissions than trucks. Trucks are better at a short haul. A transload facility like the OL&B allows you to combine the strengths of both shipping by rail and trucks.

What products can be transloaded? Simply put, if a product is shipped by truck, it can be shipped by rail. Shipping by rail can reach wherever you need to go domestically or internationally.

The railway offers a centralized location that allows approximately 1/3 of the continental US to be within only 12 hours of driving. Not only is it centralized, but it also offers easy access to I-80, US 6, US 77, and US 30.

Along these tracks there is also a great dedication to safety, and overnight there are security patrols to ensure safety long after the day is done.

A few key features:

  • BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad Interchange
    Open to the entire rail system
  • Railcar to Truck
  • Truck to Railcar
  • Truck to Truck
  • Concrete and gravel storage area
  • Fenced storage area
  • Security patrols
  • Railcar repair shop on site
  • Scale on site
  • Railcar storage and staging available on site
  • Certified equipment operators
    • Forklifts
    • Loaders
    • Conveyor
    • And more…
  • Dedicated to safety
    • 35+ years FRA reportable accident free
    • Jake Award recipient since 1995

Railcar Repair

The OL&B Railcar Shop offers both a car repair shop, located at our Lincoln location as well as a mobile car repair service. We can receive and ship cars from both the BNSF and the Union Pacific. We have the ability to repair, clean, and then store cars without needing to ship the car anywhere else. Our car repair capabilities are listed below.

Body:

  • Welding Repairs
  • Straighten Parts
  • Hand Holds
  • Grab Irons
  • Crossover Boards
  • Catwalk
  • Center Plates
  • Lids
  • Slides
  • Outlet Gates
  • Doors
  • All Angle Post
  • Reflective Tape
  • Stenciling
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Painting
  • Cleaning

Brake Systems:

  • Brake Shoes
  • Brake Shoe Keys
  • Hand Brakes
  • Brake Linkage
  • Air Valves
  • Air Brake Piping
  • Air Tank Reservoirs
  • Single Car Air Brake Test
  • Brake Beams
  • Brake Levers

Trucks:

  • Side Frames
  • Bolster
  • Center Pins
  • Friction Wedges
  • Truck Springs
  • Pedestal Roof Liners
  • Bolster Picket Wear Plates
  • Side Frame Column Plates
  • Brake Beam Guide Plates
  • Roller Bearing Adapters
  • Side Frame Bearings
  • Wheel Sets

Draft System:

  • Couplers
  • Craft Gears
  • Yokes
  • Knuckles
  • Bins
  • Coupler Carrier Wear Plates
  • Uncoupling Levers
Body:

  • Welding Repairs
  • Straighten Parts
  • Hand Holds
  • Grab Irons
  • Crossover Boards
  • Catwalk
  • Center Plates
  • Lids
  • Slides
  • Outlet Gates
  • Doors
  • All Angle Post
  • Reflective Tape
  • Stenciling
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Painting
  • Cleaning

Brake Systems:

  • Brake Shoes
  • Brake Shoe Keys
  • Hand Brakes
  • Brake Linkage
  • Air Valves
  • Air Brake Piping
  • Air Tank Reservoirs
  • Single Car Air Brake Test
  • Brake Beams
  • Brake Levers
Trucks:

  • Side Frames
  • Bolster
  • Center Pins
  • Friction Wedges
  • Truck Springs
  • Pedestal Roof Liners
  • Bolster Picket Wear Plates
  • Side Frame Column Plates
  • Brake Beam Guide Plates
  • Roller Bearing Adapters
  • Side Frame Bearings
  • Wheel Sets

Draft System:

  • Couplers
  • Craft Gears
  • Yokes
  • Knuckles
  • Bins
  • Coupler Carrier Wear Plates
  • Uncoupling Levers

Track Repair

Track Structure:

  • Ballast
  • Ties, Plates, & Joints
  • Rail (excludes continuous welded rail (CWR))
  • Turnouts, Switches, Frogs, & Guards
  • Welding (excludes CWR)
  • Industrial Track Inspections

Roadbed:

  • Drainage
  • Vegetation

Track Geometry:

  • Gage
  • Alignment
  • Curves
Roadbed:

  • Drainage
  • Vegetation
Track Geometry:

  • Gage
  • Alignment
  • Curves

Railcar Storage
  • 25,550 track feet for railcar storage and railcar staging space
  • BNSF and Union Pacific interchange
  • Centralized location
  • Single railcar storage
  • Unit train railcar storage
  • Empty railcar storage
  • Loaded railcar storage
  • Lease return storage
  • Short term space
  • Long term space
  • Quick turn around
  • Cherry picking
  • Any combination of storage, railcar repair, and transloading
  • 25,550 track feet for railcar storage and railcar staging space
  • BNSF and Union Pacific interchange
  • Centralized location
  • Single railcar storage
  • Unit train railcar storage
  • Empty railcar storage
  • Loaded railcar storage
  • Lease return storage
  • Short term space
  • Long term space
  • Quick turn around
  • Cherry picking
  • Any combination of storage, railcar repair, and transloading