Santa Fe Tow Service recently assisted a customer in a flatbed trailer undecking job that took place over the course of about 2 weeks. While most jobs can be completed in a few hours, there are some towing jobs that need to be done in increments.
In this case, the Santa Fe team was called to assist with a flatbed trailer undecking in Kansas City, KS. An 80,000 lbs and 60-foot rail car had been involved in a derailment earlier in the year. The team made their way to the location and first unloaded the rail car from an extendable flatbed trailer and set it on the ground.
They then had to wait for the trucks that the rail car was to be set on. After waiting around 2 weeks, the trucks arrived and the Santa Fe crew made their way back to the location to complete the job. Nice work, Santa Fe team!
Santa Fe Tow Service recently answered a call for flatbed trailer undecking in Kansas City, KS. This specific call was for a rail car that had been involved in a derailment earlier in the year. The dispatcher learned from the customer that the weight of the rail car was roughly 80,000 lbs and that it was about 60 feet long.
The Santa Fe crew was contacted for flatbed trailer undecking because the customer needed to offload the trailer to the ground. Through the course of two weeks, the flatbed trailer undecking team spent roughly 6 hours on the scene from unloading to placing it on its wheels.
Santa Fe Tow Service dispatched a towing team of 3 to the location for the flatbed trailer undecking job. The flatbed trailer undecking site was in Kansas City, KS, and located between 7th and Cheyenne. The Santa Fe crew brought with them a Century 1075 and Century 1150.
Once they arrived on the scene, they assessed the situation. To begin the flatbed trailer undecking job, they unloaded the rail car from an extendable flatbed trailer and set it on the ground. The flatbed trailer undecking crew had to wait on the trucks to set the rail car on to arrive. This took about 2 weeks.
When the flatbed trailer undecking crew returned a few weeks later, they had to upright the rail car and place the unit on its trucks. They unloaded the trucks from a flatbed trailer and set them on a rail. Once the trucks were set on the rail, they took the 2 trucks, lifted the car, and extended it out closer to the tracks. The flatbed trailer undecking crew placed them as close to the tracks as possible and then reset the trucks.
To finish the flatbed trailer undecking, they completed a midair roll in order to upright the car.
Once upright, the trucks boomed out and the flatbed trailer undecking team was able to set the car onto its trucks. This flatbed trailer undecking job was completed in a secured lot and was not an emergency move.