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Herzog Railroad Services, Inc.

Solutions for maintaining state-of-the-art railway systems

Class 1 Railroad Right-of-Way Equipment and Maintenance Company

Herzog Railroad Services, Inc. (HRSI) and Herzog Railroad Services of Canada, Inc. deploys a vast fleet of specialty railroad maintenance equipment designed and built in-house. Herzog provides the safest and most effective innovations in the industry.

  • First and only company in the industry to provide GPS tie unloading
  • First in the industry to unload ballast in a curve
  • First and only to market with the automated tie-down car
  • First and only GPS/IMU system for automated ballast distribution
  • First and only mobile hybrid Rail Unloading Machine (RUM)
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Division Capabilities
Who We Serve
Class 1 railroads
Short line railroads
Rail transit systems
Port authorities
Industrial & agricultural clients
Contractors
Competitive Advantages
In-house engineering capabilities
Comprehensive equipment fleet
Serves all North American locations
Optimal equipment uptime performance
Proven efficiency gains for rail operations
Industry-leading equipment operators
High employee retention

Rob Crawford

Herzog Railroad Services, Inc. (HRSI) – President

From the time he joined Herzog in 1974, Rob Crawford has amassed more than 40 years of experience in the railroad and heavy/highway industry.  In 2010, he was named President and, for several years, concurrently served as Executive Vice President of all Herzog companies. Rob is currently the President of Herzog Railroad Services, Inc. During his tenure, he has coordinated the development of Herzog’s innovative rail equipment including the Rail Unloading Machine, Multi-Purpose Machine, and high-speed GPS-controlled ballast trains which have revolutionized the railroad maintenance industry.

Capabilities

Equipment & solutions
for right-of-way

From material handling, ballast distribution, and rail unloading to railcar leasing and repairs we have the railway track equipment and solutions for all maintenance-of-way (MOW) needs.

Class 1 Engineering Solutions

HRSI’s team of experienced rail industry professionals provide turnkey equipment solutions for your business within limited work blocks. We provide efficiencies through complete maintenance service resulting in reduced freight downtime.

  • More than 35 years of Class I railroad experience
  • Innovative specialty equipment for every task
  • A workforce of highly-skilled and safety-conscious employees
  • One-stop shop for 24/7 maintenance-of-way operations

Ballast Distribution

HRSI offers a comprehensive selection of ballast cars that aid in both maintenance and new track construction. All cars have capabilities that optimize operations for varying distances, quantities, and locations regardless of environmental conditions.

  • Leading ballast distributor in North America
  • Precision-point ballast placement technology
  • High-speed, automated ballast distribution
  • GPS-linked, pre-programmed ballast survey

Material Handling

HRSI’s track construction equipment provides the safest, most efficient means of material handling within limited work blocks for single track and multiple track configurations. Our equipment is designed to address your critical maintenance-of-way needs.

  • Tie unloading & pickup
  • Rail unloading & pickup
  • OTM distribution and pickup
  • Rip-rap and aggregate placement
  • Ditching
  • Brush cutting & tree shearing
  • PTC materials distribution and support

ROW Survey

HRSI has developed several road-to-rail vehicles that model and analyze the entire railroad right-of-way. Whether you are performing PTC critical feature validation or ballast profiling, our technology offers improved reliability and accuracy for new construction and track rehabilitation services.

  • Data collection at track speed
  • 360-degree video
  • Comprehensive track bed analysis
  • Military-grade, IMU-equipped assets

Railcar Leasing

HRSI offers a diversified fleet of railcar equipment for short and long-term leases. Our fleet can meet the needs of any projects requiring hauling of aggregate, ties, solid waste, contaminated soils, and other commodities.

  • Rapid discharge cars
  • Side dumps
  • Gondolas
  • Flat cars
  • GPS & solar ballast cars

Railcar Repair Services

Herzog owns and operates two centrally located, state-of-the-art railcar repair facilities. We provide a safe and efficient workplace for quality repairs and continually focus on providing our customers the fastest turn-around times, quality workmanship, and competitive pricing.

  • AAR M-1003 new car certified
  • Served by the BNSF & Union Pacific Railroads
  • 22 spots under-roof in our St. Joseph, Missouri location
  • 12 spots under-roof in our Falls City, Nebraska location
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Railcar modifications & wheel replacement

Compliance & Associations

  • NRC
  • national safety council
  • AREMA
  • REMSA
  • FRA
  • association of American railroads
  • Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
  • AARM 1003 Certified