MBTA Riverside Carhouse

Rail Hoist Development, Design, and Installation


LRV on a train hoist

Ray-Jurgen partnered with PKS Lifts to designed train lifts that would meet the MBTA’s needs at Riverside Car House in Newton MA.  The project goal was to replace two 40+ year screw style lifts with modern high-pressure hydraulic rail hoist inserts that were easier to maintain and cost a fraction of a new rail hoist.

Within 12 months of the project going out to bid, Ray-Jurgen furnished, submitted stamped engineered drawings, and provided turnkey installation of (2) Light Rail Vehicle Hoists. Ray-Jurgen decommissioned and removed two existing screw type train hoists and installed two new custom high-pressure hydraulic train hoists.

This project was successful because of close coordination between Ray-Jurgen, the MBTA, and PKS Lifts.


MBTA LRV on a train hoist
Side view of LRV on a rail hoist
Bottom view of an LRV on a rail hoist
Side view of LRV on a rail hoist