RAIL SERVICES

Cathcart Rail provides a myriad of rail services, including: contract switching, cleaning, transloading, logistics assistance, parts distribution & fabrication, railcar storage, and track maintenance services.

CONTRACT SWITCHING

Cathcart Rail’s experienced railroad professionals will develop and execute a customized daily switching plan to reduce dwell time and improve asset utilization, all while enhancing the overall efficiency of your rail operation. We have the capability to switch anywhere in the continental United States, so no matter where you are located, we can help manage the complexities of an intra-plant rail facility, providing a competitive advantage.

CLEANING

Cathcart Rail’s facilities handle nearly all railcar types and commodities, whether your need is one-off heel removal or a program change-of-service, our team can assist.

TRANSLOADING

If your facility does not have a rail spur or is not located on a railroad, Cathcart Rail can assist with any transloading: rail to/from truck and rail to/from barge.

LOGISTICS ASSISTANCE

Cathcart Rail provides the most cost-effective supply chain solutions across all modes and providers. We will handle the flow of goods from origin to destination.

We coordinate the movement of raw materials from the point of receipt to the point of production, to the point of departure. We optimize your supply chain with material handling and on-site logistics services.

PARTS DISTRIBUTION & FABRICATION

Cathcart Rail is dedicated to providing standard and specialty freight car components and parts with an unsurpassed level of quality and customer service. We offer a full line of fabricated railcar parts for most freight car types. Specialty fabrications are handled on an individual basis dependent on the specific needs of our customers.

RAILCAR STORAGE

Cathcart Rail’s short- and long-term storage options enable you to strategically place your rail equipment, saving time and money. With many locations across the United States, we will assist you with finding the most cost-effective space, closest to your facilities and customers.

TRACK MAINTENANCE

Cathcart Rail’s services include regular inspection & maintenance, rehabilitation, and new design & build.