Creating 21st Century Boarding Cars
We have been serving the railway industry for over 35 years with maintenance-of-way crew boarding cars and other specialized railcars. We know the demands placed on maintenance-of-way workers today and design our boarding cars with them in mind. These are not the boarding cars of the past, they are modern day living quarters meant to provide crews with all the comforts of home while they are on-site.
With the strain placed on the operators today to find, employ, and train the crews needed to meet today’s MOW demands ISI provides a solution. Boarding Car systems offer the operators the best opportunity to efficiently utilize these valuable resources, their employees. A system designed to meet your specific needs will reduce or eliminate travel time to the jobsite which will allow your crews to spend their valuable and limited time maintaining and improving the safety of your rails systems.
Our expert designers and craftsmen can design-build boarding car fleets customized to meet your specifications and needs for crews of any size. The standard fleet package consists of sleeper/lavatory cars with individual bedrooms and full bathrooms, full-service kitchen and dining cars, office and recreational space, laundry facilities, and water supply and power cars.
See how we can help you save time & money allowing you to work more efficiently and effectively than ever before by reducing travel time to and from the job site with our MOW boarding cars. Offering new fleet purchases as well as refurbishing/remodeling options.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our design team.
Railcar Options For Custom Fleet Configuration
A railcar is a type of rolling stock used in railroad transport. It is a series of connected cars that run on the tracks and can be coupled to form longer trains. The term can also refer to the body or chassis of the car, which typically consists of one or more end cars and one or more middle cars.
Railcars are typically made out of steel, although some models may have other materials, such as honeycomb panels or aluminum for the frame. Railcars are usually assembled into trains that vary in length from just two cars to over a hundred cars. Industrial Structures is an expert provider of different railcar solutions and custom fleet configurations.
- Individual sleeping quarters
A boarding car with individual sleeping quarters and complete bathroom and shower facilities that allow crew members to have privacy and comfort while traveling.
- Full-service industrial kitchens and dining rooms
For those on long-haul journeys, we provide full-service industrial kitchen and dining room facilities, so your crew members can cook and dine in comfort. Our kitchens come fully equipped with a refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, and sink. The cabinetry and countertops are made from high-quality materials that are easy to clean.
- Laundry facilities
A modern boarding car with laundry facilities onboard saves time for the crew members and will also provide them with a more comfortable experience. It’s a perfect way for the crew members to get some fresh clothes if they need them.
- Recreation areas
We can also customize the coaches to include recreation areas where crew members can unwind after a day of hard work and socialize with fellow crew members. It can include anything from our recreation areas, from chess sets to pool tables.
- Power generation car
Power generation cars have an onboard generator to provide electricity for the entire train. The generator can also be used as an emergency backup in case of any electrical problems or sudden power outages.
- Water supply car
A water supply car ensures your crew members have access to fresh water at all times. The tank on the car can store up to 2,000 liters of water and can be hooked up to a hose for easy filling.
Other Types Of Custom Railcars
Industrial Structures also provides custom railcars and a range of railroad maintenance equipment, including:
- Emergency response cars
Emergency response cars are designed to transport and deliver necessary equipment to a location in an emergency situation. They may be equipped with various life-saving items such as oxygen, stretchers, blankets, and more.
- Track geometry cars
A track geometry car is a vehicle used for testing the parameters of the rail track. It is an automated vehicle that does not interfere with regular train service. It can test various parameters, such as the height of the rail and its alignment from the centerline of the track, which helps in detecting any irregularities, bumps, or excessive wear.
- Executive observation cars
An executive observation car is an enclosed car used for observation of railway maintenance operations. It’s a type of railroad car that provides a safe, comfortable, and convenient place for the observer or inspector to ride during inspections. The cars are usually built with large windows and have a glass roof so that the observers can see the track ahead of them.
- Employee & customer appreciation activity cars
Employee appreciation activity cars are a great way to show your employees that you appreciate them and the work they do. This can be done by organizing events such as get-togethers, parties, etc., right in a specially designed boarding car.
- Custom coaches
Industrial Structures can also manufacture custom coaches to meet the individual requirements and preferences of railroad companies. These custom-made coaches are typically built with a lot of care and attention to detail in order to make sure that they meet the needs as well as possible.
Industrial Structures is one of the premier railroad equipment suppliers, specializing in the manufacturing of next-generation maintenance of way boarding cars. We have served railroad companies in the public and private sectors for 30 years and manufacture modern, durable, and functional boarding cars.
Boarding Cars With A Difference
Boarding cars provide much-needed rest areas for railway workers who are out there day and night, keeping your trains running on time. Industrial Structure understands this and has been pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to make these cars more efficient, more comfortable, and better for the environment.
Industrial Structures manufactures the following maintenance of way equipment:
- Unrivaled quality
Industrial Structures’ design experts work with their craftsmen to make sure every detail is meticulously taken care of. Our boarding cars are not only modern but also durable, safe, and reliable—perfect for those long hours on duty.
- Quality craftsmanship
We use only the highest quality materials in our products, so you have to worry less about replacing or repairing them. The design process also includes steps to make sure every board is straight and sturdy from day one.
- Durable and functional
We use honeycomb panels in construction that offer optimal performance in terms of strength, weight, and insulation. They are made from composite materials for the most effective insulation properties possible.