GE EQUIPMENT Services, Rail Services is expanding its mobile wagon repair and inspection capabilities with the establishment of bases at Mounds in Illinois and Waycross in Georgia. A facility at La Porte in Texas is already up and running.

The company's mobile repair units can travel out to work on wagons with a 300 km radius of their base, eliminating the need for vehicles to return to repair shops and minimising down time.

President of GE Equipment Services, Rail Services, Jay Wileman said 'the capabilities of our new mobile facilities provide an alternative to certain full-service shop repair work and will help rail equipment owners and users across North America keep shipments in motion and on their way to customers.'