RELCO's new, state-of-the-art locomotive rebuild facility was designed with over 40 years of locomotive overhaul and repair experience and expertise in mind. Located in Albia, Iowa, the 95-acre site has a main locomotive shop, a self-contained blast and paint shop, and over 10,000 feet of track.
The main locomotive shop, which is 90,000 square feet, has 5 tracks, two of which are served by a single-axle drop table. It houses 6 overhead cranes with a capacity of up to 50 tons and 2 raised rail pits for overhead inspection, as well as state of the art fabrication and component rebuild areas.
Also available at the site are nearly 30 miles of track for locomotive run-in and testing, including a Y-turn track. The Albia site offers a direct interchange with the BNSF and IC&E railroads and close interchange with the Union Pacific railroad. A parts warehouse, in-house machine shop, fabrication shop, storage yard for multiple locomotives, and separate wet blast and paint facilities are also on site.