A derailment occurs when a vehicle such as a train runs off its rails. Although many derailments are minor, all result in temporary disruption of the proper operation of the railway system and they are potentially seriously hazardous to human health and safety.
Not all derailments are caused by a collision with another train. Some drailments are caused by collisions with other objects, an operational error, the mechanical failure of tracks, such as broken rails, or the mechanical failure of the wheels.
At Utilco Railroad Services we are prepared for small and large derailments. Our team is ready on a moment’s notice to recover and clean up equipment throught the U.S. and Canada. Defective wheels and broken rails are a major cause of derailments.