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Track Inspection and Track Maintenance

Help protect your track investment and eliminate costly emergency track repairs with ongoing railroad track inspections and a scheduled track maintenance program. Taking a preventive approach saves money in the long run, eliminates safety risks and minimizes the chance of a track outage. It also helps you budget for track maintenance expenses and forecast your capital program.

RailWorks has been in the track maintenance business for decades. We know what it takes to keep your track in top operating condition to meet and even exceed standards required by the FRA or Transport Canada, your industry and your servicing railroads. RailWorks offers these value-added track inspection and track maintenance services to make sure you get the most out of your track investment:

  • Baseline Track Inspection
  • Routine Track Inspection
  • Scheduled Maintenance Program
  • Emergency Response
  • Specialty Maintenance Services
  • Track Rehabilitation and Construction Services

RailWorks recommends a comprehensive track inspection performed by a qualified track inspector on a scheduled basis (at least twice a year) to meet your operating requirements. A thorough track inspection involves walking the entire track, visually evaluating the subgrade, rail, ties, ballast, switches and turnouts. If authorized, our track inspection team also can perform routine track maintenance, such as adjusting and lubricating switches and tightening bolts. If we identify a pressing deficiency, RailWorks will immediately notify facility management so appropriate action can be taken. Within a few days of the inspection, RailWorks will present a detailed report featuring an overall track evaluation and an assessment of each turnout in the facility.

As part of the track inspection report, RailWorks also will provide information on scheduled maintenance services and a longer-term rehabilitation program. This information can be used to develop a capital budget for track infrastructure and to evaluate track rehabilitation scenarios.

RailWorks provides routine track maintenance services for more than 100 clients, many with multiple facilities. As part of our maintenance program, every year RailWorks maintains more than 1,500 mile of track and more than 1,500 turnouts as well as countless railroad crossings, signals and bridges.

Contact us if we can help you with a track inspection or to discuss track maintenance options.