McHugh Locomotive & Equipment specializes in assisting small short line railroads and industrial plants that have rail operations with any type of repairs or service for locomotives. We offer preventative maintenance programs along with performing certified FRA 92 day, semi-annual, bi-annular, inspections. If any electrical components or mechanical parts, on a locomotive are defective and beyond on site repair, we can usually ship replacements directly from our inventory.
We inventory switcher truck assemblies, along with “flex-coil” and “blomberg” type style EMD truck assemblies. We also inventory GE truck assemblies for 45 ton side rod, 45/50 ton chain drive, 65/80 ton & 100/120 ton truck assemblies. Our extensive traction motor inventory includes the various type units used in these EMD & GE locomotive truck assemblies.
Performing on site locomotive truck assembly change outs are a routine job for us. We perform this work in such a manner that most customers are amazed at how efficiently we complete a project like this. Our talented service crew can use either cranes or special railway side-boom equipment to safely handle this type of projects.
Our technicians are well qualified in the change out of main generators and other rotating equipment. If you have a road unit, switcher, or even a small narrow 3 foot wide track gauge locomotive we can successfully perform this service for you.
Our technicians have repaired and also completely rebuilt several historical locomotives for various customers. These old locomotive manufacture’s units that we have worked on are; Alco, Baldwin, Davenport, EMD, Fairbanks-Morse, General Electric, Plymouth, Porter, Vulcan, and Whitcomb.
We can prepare your old worn out locomotives or any other type of equipment for shipment by rail, and if your units are isolated from a rail line we can also transport them by truck.
Another on site service is the changing out of failed traction motors with units provided from our inventory or units that the customer already has at their location.
We can replace individual power assemblies for any EMD locomotives with 6, 8, 12, 16, cylinder engines or supply a completely remanufactured engine. And industrial units that use smaller diesel engines for power of any locomotive manufacture can also be replaced.