Switching & Short Lines

Safe, Cost Effective & Efficient

Rail yards and terminals serving every sector, from agriculture to automotive and from manufacturing to mining, work to beat the clock and keep trains in motion.

This is easier said than done when they are buzzing with shipments, people, trains and heavy equipment.

Universal Rail Systems knows the goal and how to achieve it.  The team at Universal Railway Operations has the technical know-how and experience to unload, load, inspect, coordinate logistics, and deliver trains back to Class 1 & 2 rail lines safely, efficiently, damage-free and on-time.

Service Offerings:

  • Railcar switching
  • Short line operations
  • Unit train operation
  • Loading
    • #1 Brake Tests
    • Certified Car Inspections
    • Related Repairs
  • Railcar loading and unloading
  • Logistics
  • Related supervisory and administrative functions
  • Creating, maintaining and auditing Safety Management Systems
  • Rail Car Safety and Securement, CROR/IROR training
  • Proficiency testing