See other odd shots at Katney's Kaboodle and read more if you'd like about the railroad wheel repair business below. Apparently, this facility does repair work primarily for Union Pacific.
The following is an excerpt from a 8-K SEC Filing, filed by GREENBRIER COMPANIES INC on 10/16/2006.With over 25 years of experience in the rail industry, Meridian Rail Services
supplies both new and reconditioned wheel sets to railroads, maintenance centers
and repair shops across the U.S. and Mexico. Headquartered in Birmingham,
Alabama, Meridian operates six full service freight car wheel facilities in
Chicago Heights, IL; Corsicana, TX; Kansas City, KS; Lewistown, PA; San
Bernardino, CA; and Mexico City, Mexico. Meridian also operates a coupler
reconditioning facility in Chicago, IL and a car repair facility in Mexico City,
Mexico. Greenbrier operates four full service freight car wheel facilities in
Tacoma, WA; Pine Bluff, AR; Portland, OR; and Sahagun, Mexico.
The Greenbrier Companies (www.gbrx.com), headquartered in Lake Oswego, OR, is
a leading supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad
industry. The Company builds new railroad freight cars in its manufacturing
facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and marine barges at its U.S.
facility. It also repairs and refurbishes freight cars and provides wheels and
railcar parts at 30 locations (post Meridian acquisition) across North America.
Greenbrier builds new railroad freight cars and refurbishes freight cars for the
European market through both its operations in Poland and various subcontractor
facilities throughout Europe. Greenbrier owns approximately 9,000 railcars, and
performs management services for approximately 136,000 railcars.