Wasatch Railroad Contractors celebrates 20th anniversary

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Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wasatch Railroad Contractors is marking 20 years of service in 2019.

“Twenty Years! It is so hard to believe,” Chairman and CEO John Rimmasch says. “You watch other companies celebrate the same milestone and wonder if you will ever make it, but here we are! From our humble beginnings serving the amusement park industry, we are honored to have been able to work on prominent restoration projects around the world on behalf of wonderful organizations. We look forward to the next twenty years and hope to continue to grow.”

The company has been involved with several prominent restoration projects including:
  • Southern Railway Pullman No. 1200: A segregation-era railcar featured in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
  • Union Pacific Big Boys No. 4023 and 4004: Cosmetic restorations displayed in Kenefick Park, Omaha, NE and Holliday Park, Cheyenne, WY, respectively
  • Central Pacific Jupiter and Union Pacific Railroad No. 119: Inspection work and boiler repairs conducted onsite at the Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah
The company was founded on June 1, 1999, in Heber City, Utah, and has been based in Cheyenne since 2005. In 2015, the company launched a railcar repair division, Wasatch Railcar Repair, and acquired Dimec Rail Services in Shoshoni, which interchanges with BNSF Railway via the Bighorn Divide & Wyoming Railroad.

–From a Wasatch Railroad Contractors press release
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