Norfolk Southern Decatur Rail Yard

Abandoned in the early 90s, this diesel locomotive repair shop is getting back on track and Neville Engineering Service, Inc. is pleased to assist. Owned by Norfolk Southern Railway, this 71,000 sq. ft., 60-foot high facility dates from around 1900 and features a 40-foot high crane capable of lifting locomotives. The challenges? An outdated steam heating system and maintaining the functionality of the crane bays while providing heat at floor level for the employees. The solution? A hot water heating system with unit heaters located between the building’s columns. Hot water piping mounted directly below the crane rails runs from a new, high efficiency boiler plant to four modular boilers.