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Rail Unloading Machine

Precision rail placement

Continuous Welded Rail (CWR) Distribution Machine

Herzog’s Rail Unloading Machine (RUM) is the industry’s only mobile, road-to-rail distribution system capable of safe, hands-free precision rail placement.

Requiring no DOT permits for highway travel, the RUM is able to move to multiple job sites under its own power and can unload a 50-pocket rail train in approximately four hours.

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Related Capabilities
Applications + Purpose
CWR & jointed rail unloading
New construction
Rehabilitation projects
Related Industries
Class 1 railroads
Short line railroads
Rail transit systems

Rail unloading in the 21st century

Unloading of CWR trains was a labor and capital-intensive process for decades. With the idea of doing more with less, Herzog went to work designing a mobile, nimble machine that made rail unloading faster, safer, and more economical, while freeing up railroad labor to perform other maintenance tasks.

The RUM takes personnel out of harm’s way and removes the need to store large equipment or switch it from train to train or job site to job site. Additionally, railroads are not burdened with switching this unloader onto different CWR trains.

Rail Unloading Machine Features