Railroad Machinery

Purpose-built—or rebuilt—technology to improve railroad operations

Through advanced engineering backed by our custom heavy-equipment manufacturing capabilities, L&H helps railway companies improve maintenance-of-way equipment and other large-scale operations machines for greater safety, speed, power, reliability, and ease of maintenance.

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For a current list of railroad products, assemblies and custom tools, view our Railroad Parts Catalog. These products are used in the predictive, planned and corrective maintenance activities of Maintenance of Way equipment optimize your machine’s performance and decrease downtime.

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L&H develops Honestly Better railroad equipment

Learn more about L&H custom solutions for railroad maintenance and operations equipment, including our industry-leading L&H Omega products.

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Featured L&H railroad innovations and machine modernizations

Complete technology re-designs: L&H Omega SuperSport Tie Knockout Workarm

L&H engineered and manufactures a precise, powerful custom workarm assembly for a production tie exchanger that’s twice as fast as the OEM assembly—and goes twice as long without maintenance. This significant technology advancement has a high efficiency payoff for railroad operations.

Higher performance systems: the L&H Omega Tie Knockout Lift Table

Designed to lift rail at higher speeds while extracting ties more efficiently, our low-wear lift table for production tie exchangers is 35% stronger and 100 pounds lighter than similar products, and it outlasts the OEM assembly 5:1. Combined with our L&H Omega SuperSport Tie Knockout Workarm, it can increase tie extraction from 12 to 18 ties per minute.

New machines: an automatic pregauger machine

To increase the safety and speed of threading new rail, L&H developed—from design to manufacture—a track-riding pregauger that automates the process of aligning plates for rail threading, increasing precision, saving labor, and improving safety.

Heavy machine upgrades and rebuilds: the taconite bucket wheel

L&H cost-effectively overhauled and upgraded a massive bucket wheel loader that moves up to 5,000 tons of ore per hour at an inland dock. L&H designed and engineered better structures, manufactured and rebuilt all major assemblies—ladder boom, mast, gantry, discharge booms, side frames, car body—and did a complete machine teardown and recommission.