RELCO Locomotives Inc has completed a locomotive rebuilding and servicing facility at Albia in south east Iowa.

Complementing the company’s existing facility at Minooka, Illinois, the 40ha site contains a main locomotive shop, a self-contained blast and paint shop, office space and 3 km of track.

The 8400m2 main locomotive shop houses five tracks, six overhead cranes with capacities up to 50 tonnes, two raised rail pits, a drop table, fabrication and component rebuild areas and tracks for locomotive running-in and testing.

’This new facility positions Relco as one of the largest locomotive rebuilders in North America’, said Chairman & CEO Donald L Bachman. ’This dramatic expansion of our capabilities will allow Relco to provide better service to our existing customer base and allow us to become a dominant player in the high-volume segment of the industry.’ n