Avalon Rail

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Avalon Rail Inc.
Industry Railcar restoration
Founded 2000
Headquarters West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Key people June Garland, President; Dan Sneller, Production Manager/CEO
Website http://www.avalonrail.com/

Avalon Rail Inc. is a passenger railcar restoration and rebuilding company in West Allis, Wisconsin, United States, a community near Milwaukee. June Garland is the company's president.

The company was founded in 2000 by former employees of Northern Rail Car Corporation, a railcar manufacturer then owned by William E. Gardner, who also owns the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad.[1][2]

The company is interested in subcontracting assembly work from manufacturers such as Talgo.[3]

In October 2009, it was awarded a contract by Via Rail Canada for rebuilding eight Chateau sleeping cars and four Park sleeper-dome-lounge cars originally built by the Budd Company.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quigley, Kelly (June 16, 2000). "New railcar repair business moves into former Siemens plant". The Business Journal of Milwaukee. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  2. ^ Romell, Rick (December 31, 2001). "Rail Car Restoration Firms Avalon, Northern Settle Dispute". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  3. ^ Mikkelson, Marti (August 3, 2009). "Two Area Companies Bidding for Rail Work". WUWM. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Via Rail Canada to boost famed transcontinental train's accessibility and appeal". Via Rail Canada press release. October 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 

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