Responding to DOT-111

Crouch Engineering has a dedicated team ready to assist you with your new railcar shop planning and construction in order to retrofit tank cars in compliance with the new DOT-111 rule.

Railcar Repair Facility Design and Modifications and Construction Project Management

Crouch Engineering has a dedicated full service team consisting of surveyors, civil site engineers, geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers, track designers, building designers, architects, railcar shop designers, project managers, and tank car safety experts ready to assist you with your new railcar shop planning and construction in order to retrofit tank cars in compliance with the new DOT-111 rule.

The Crouch team has the knowledge, experience, and expertise required to set up your shop to perform all of the tasks necessary for completing the required upgrades for tank cars in crude oil service, ethanol service, blended fuel cars, etc., conforming to the new DOT-111 rules. We will work with you to plan your process flow, building needs, site needs, track layout and construction needs, process equipment needs, equipment needs, etc. from the initial inspection, through basic car repairs, demolition, cleaning, blasting, application of thermal insulation, brake system upgrades, application of head shields, outer jackets, reconstruction, blasting, and painting, etc.

The Crouch team will design or redesign your facility to accommodate all steps required for the retrofit process.

Crouch can also work with you to design or modify standard railroad locomotive repair shops and railcar repair shops, having designed more than 10 locomotive and railcar repair shops across the US.

Crouch Engineering performs full service design and project management services for many railroads, museums, and private railcar and locomotive repair facilities across the United States. Crouch has a national reputation for providing cost effective, safe, efficient, constructible designs, competitive bid phase work, and construction project management meeting the operational needs of the railroad carrier, museum, or private shop owner. In fact, Crouch Engineering goes beyond the normal design process, using creative solutions and creative designs to reduce construction costs, reduce construction timeframes, reduce or mitigate environmental impacts, and eliminate or reduce certain long term facility maintenance costs.

Services include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Topographic surveys, railroad surveys, mapping, and construction staking for large scale and small scale shop design projects
  • Track Layout, Planning, Design, and construction project management for railroad locomotive and railcar repair facilities
  • Transfer Table Design
  • Railroad Yard Design in support of railroad locomotive and railcar repair shops
  • Facility Internal Railroad – Highway Grade Crossing Design
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analyses for shop facilities
  • Shop Building Design
  • Shop Process Flow Planning and Workstation Layout
  • Shop Design
  • Design of Internal and External Blast and Paint Shops, Bake Shops, etc.

 

Railcar / Locomotive Repair Shop Design Projects by Crouch Engineering

KWT Railway New Locomotive and Railcar Repair Shop Design

Crouch Engineering performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping, design, bid phase services, and construction project management services for a new locomotive shop in Paris, Tennessee for the KWT Railway. The shop has capacity for maintaining four locomotives. The project included track design for two shop tracks and a new switching lead track to serve the shop, and design for an overhead crane.

Enterprise South Railroad Railroad Locomotive and Railcar Repair Shop Relocation

Crouch Engineering performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping, environmental permitting, design, bid phase services and construction project management services for the removal of an existing locomotive and railcar repair shop and redesign and reconstruction of the shop to be rebuilt on a new site in Chattanooga, TN. The project included track design for two shop tracks and a new switching lead track to serve the shop, as well as site design for the shop, parking and access road.

Lhoist North America New Railroad Locomotive and Railcar Repair Shop / Heavy Equipment Shop

Crouch Engineering performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping, environmental permitting, design, bid phase services and construction project management services for the design of a new locomotive and railcar repair shop / heavy mining equipment shop, on the Lhoist North America Mine site in Crab Orchard, TN. The project included track design for two shop tracks, a locomotive pit and transfer table and a new switching lead track to serve the shop, as well as site design for the shop and parking.

New Railroad Locomotive and Railcar Repair Shop / Warehouse / Offices / and Freight Yard

Crouch Engineering performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping, environmental permitting, design, bid phase services and construction project management services for the design of a new railroad freight yard, with a railroad locomotive and rail car repair shop / warehouse, offices, wash pad, and SPCC containment system on a greenfield site for South Carolina Central Railroad in Darlington County, SC. The project included track design for two shop tracks, a locomotive pit and transfer table and a new switching lead track to serve the shop, as well as site design for the shop / warehouse, access road, utilities, wash facilities, and parking.

San Luis and Rio Grande Western RR Shop Design

Crouch Engineering performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping and design services for a new locomotive and railcar repair shop on the San Luis and Rio Grande Western RR in Alamosa, CO. The project included track design for two shop tracks, a locomotive pit and transfer table and a new switching lead track to serve the shop, as well as site design for the shop.

Hartsville Yard Relocation

Crouch Engineering worked with RailAmerica; the South Carolina Central Railroad; the City of Hartsville, South Carolina; Darlington County, South Carolina; Coker College; and the Governor’s School of South Carolina to relocate the Railroad’s office and yard from Hartsville to Darlington County, South Carolina. Vacating the Railroad R.O.W. permitted linking the two school campuses.

Crouch assisted with cost negotiations, and was responsible for planning, surveying, environmental permitting, the design of yard tracks, passing tracks, a new office, a new railroad locomotive and railcar repair shop with warehouse and all yard site work. Crouch Engineering assisted in acquiring the new 27 acre yard site for a cost of $10.

When it came time for construction, Crouch Engineering performed the project turnkey, utilizing a local grading contractor, and managed the construction of the project.