RAILROAD EMERGENCY SERVICES: TRACK CLEANING
Patriot Rail is the nation’s foremost specialist for rail track cleaning capabilities. Our specialized equipment and highly trained personnel provide safe, quick, and cost effective solutions to your company’s needs.
Patriot offers an “Environmentally Friendly” track cleaning service which is substantially superior to equipment presently on the market. Mounted on a hi-rail truck, the track cleaner has an efficiency rate of 1-1/2 cubic yards of debris per minute. It also has the capability of cleaning switches. Attached to its rear is a continuous conveyor system for off-loading waste into a trailing dump car. The conveyor can also unload waste to the side.
Because of the equipment’s high degree of mobility, both on- and off-track, it can be moved quickly from one work location to another. The service employs a special vacuum-aided track cleaner designed specifically to eliminate dust and remove 100% of material from the top of the ties which assists in the visual inspection of track for proper preventative maintenance.
The vacuum equipment, when used in conjunction with the track cleaner’s broom, minimizes dust. With the broom detached, the vacuum alone proves useful in removing spilled granular materials in difficult to reach locations, like switches.