Railroad Services

AMS has more than 30 years of railroad industry experience.
We enable fast provisioning of qualified personnel and
top-of-the-line equipment for just about any project type. AMS operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week year-round, understanding that our customers do not tolerate downtime.

SERVICING YOUR NEEDS IN ANY DIRECTION

Multiple divisions of safety-conscious, cross-trained employees allow AMS to provide multiple skills while minimizing overhead fees to our customers.

AMS has eight locations with coverage in 29 states.

  • Mississippi
  • Louisiana
  • Arkansas
  • Missouri
  • Alabama
  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • Tennessee

Railroad Services

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AMS has an in-house engineering team to handle complex repair, maintenance, and construction work.

  • Canopy Cutting
  • Hi-Rail Brushcutting / Mulching
  • Skid Steer based Slope Mower
  • Bush Hog
  • Chainsaw / Weedeating Crews
  • Tie Replacement — Qualified track gangs to change worn/defective ties safely and efficiently
  • Undercutting / Mud Removal — Excavator mounted undercutter bar attachment proficient in removal of soil and mud from 6”-plus
  • Gage Securement — Qualified track gang to measure and bring rails back to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) standard, reducing the risk of derailments
  • Hydro / Air Excavation — Qualified personnel to excavate around sensitive areas using air or water, greatly reducing potential damage to signal wires and more

AMS has 5 qualified track inspectors to ensure that rails meet requirements for safety, derailment prevention, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) standards, and operational efficiency. Upon completion of inspection, receive a detailed report that outlines findings and includes a prioritized list of issues with photo documentation and recommended remedial action.

  • Switch Installation / Replacement
  • Frog Build Up and Maintenance
  • Switch Point Replacement
  • Switch Stand Maintenance and Servicing
  • Switch Point Winterization / Thawing
  • Yard / Road Salting
  • Snow and Ice Removal

Whether it’s a derailment or traction motor change, AMS Services will beat expectations on cost and turnaround time. We specialize in Reclamation of Post Derailment goods with loss minimization.

  • The AMS Fleet of Wet and Dry Vacuum Trucks are equipped to handle a wide range of products.
  • AMS Vacuum Trucks are “creep system” equipped, allowing for a safer operation than the riskier track side.

A Fleet of Lowboy, step deck and drop deck equipment allows AMS to provide seamless oversize and overweight hauling. From permitting to escorting, AMS can haul it!

  • Complete crossing rehabilitation
  • Crossing board installation
  • Asphalt approach work

Our teams have 20-plus years of experience and are well versed in Association of American Railroads (AAR) open top standards.

  • Paper Rolls
  • Bulk Items
  • Pipe
  • Liquids
  • Plate Steel
  • Steel Coils
  • Grain
  • Dry Bulk
  • Pallets