Patriot Rail affiliate, Lakeshore Railcar & Tanker Services is a 36-acre, full-service, kosher certified, logistics support complex specializing in tank and hopper railcar cleaning. Located in East Chicago, IN, approximately 20 miles southeast of downtown Chicago, IL.

In addition to Railcar Washes, Lakeshore offers Transloading, Maintenance, Hazardous Materials (HM) Testing, Wastewater Treatment Services and Railcar Scrapping.


Lakeshore Railcar & Tanker Services
1150 E. 145th Street, East Chicago, IN 46312
(219) 398-7777

Business Development Contact:

Mark Nitti
Business Development
Phone: (219) 742-7342
Email: Mark.Nitti@patriotrail.com

Tank and Hopper Railcar Cleaning

  • High-Pressure Washes
  • Water Blast
  • Nitrogen Pads
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Compressed Gas Service
  • Kosher Certified
  • Hazmat or Non Hazmat
  • Totes & Intermodal Tank Containers

Approved Commodities for Rail Tank Cleaning – Revised August 2020

Driving directions:

From Interstate 80/94 or Interstate 90
Take Cline Avenue (912) north to Chicago Avenue. Turn west on Chicago Avenue and proceed to Euclid Avenue.  Euclid will be the first intersection past the Citgo tank farm. Turn north on Euclid Avenue and cross R.R. tracks. On the left will be the signs for Lakeshore Railcar & Tanker Services.  Turn left and follow road to facility (about 200 yards).

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