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Railcar Repair and Manufacturing


BlastOne’s 40 plus years’ of experience in the design, engineering, construction and support of facilities for blasting and painting sets us apart from our competitors. We have experience in blasting and painting all types of rail rolling stock, including all types of locomotives, railcars, and rail passenger vehicles. Some customers need just design engineering services, others need just blast and paint equipment for completing the work. We also have customers that need us to handle the construction of their facilities and turn-key supply. Here at BlastOne, we are noticing a trend in the equipment industry, whereby managers are finding themselves under quality, profit margin, and/or production pressures – leading to interest in ways of automating their processes. For the right projects, BlastOne has autonomous solutions that can revolutionize production times.

Many rail facilities have issues with low efficiency associated with blasting and painting their cars. For others, it may be high maintenance costs due to old abrasive recovery systems, or blast booths that cannot handle their rail products.

Most facilities actually struggle with high staff turnover in these departments where training is key – so automation may be a permanent solution. BlastOne can design world class facilities on your site that are very productive, generate consistent outcomes, and have low operational costs to assist with alleviating, or ultimately solving these issues.

Railcar Repair and Manufacturing

BlastOne can provide an extensive range of equipment including:


  • Paint Application
  • Robots & Automated Blasting
  • Paint Application
  • Abrasive Blasting Pots
  • Abrasive Conveying, storage and recycling equipment
  • Lining Bake Furnaces to assist with tank car or hopper car lining curing
  • Blasting Robotics & Automation for externals and internals of railcars


  • Air Compression
  • Abrasive Vacuum
  • Dust Collection
  • Paint Ventilation
  • Make-Up Air for Heating
  • Semi-Automated and Automated Rabbit Transportation Systems


  • Manual & Automated Operation Options
  • Turn-Key & Custom Applications
  • Improved Production & Efficiency

Services offered for the railcar industry include but are not limited to:

  • In-House Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) studies
  • All forms of training
  • Facility Conception and Design
  • Engineering Services
  • Efficiency consulting
  • Engineering Services
  • Site based Vendor Managed Inventory of Abrasives

BlastOne projects follow the below stages. We have these stages in place to make sure we are dotting all of our I’s and crossing all of our T’s and to assist our customers in building the best of the best facilities. This ensures that no stone is left unturned in our projects and our customers build best-in-class facilities.

Railcar Repair and Manufacturing
Railcar Repair and Manufacturing

Lots of staff members at BlastOne are certified by or with some of these professional certifications:

  • NACE Certified Inspectors
  • SSPC accredited Trainers
  • PMP Certified Project Managers
  • LEAN / Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Consultants

Ring our consultants today on 1-800-999-1881 to discuss your railcar maintenance and manufacturing facility requirements.

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