Steel Shop Carts

Industrial Grade Steel Shop Carts

You bought something new and it broke already?

Yes, we all have had the “CHEAP JUNK!” thought about something we have purchased, maybe you’ve had that thought this week about your tools and equipment in your shop, perhaps your steel shop cart?

It seems like all the talk about the “throw-away” society has been around for decades, nothing new to see here, many times we don’t even return it for credit, just toss it away and buy a new one.

My experience this week was a little different, I was visiting a customer facility for a new project when I ran into this product.   It sure looks used, and it should, it has survived over 8 years of use at a locomotive repair shop, hey do you know any railroaders, they can be really rough on equipment.  If you don’t know, it is a harsh environment, no not the people, the work is hard and everything is heavy. Empty Railcars weigh 25-30 Tons and Locomotives Weigh 200+ Tons.

Photo from November 2019

Steel Machinist Cart
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Now here is the photo from August 2011, the same casters, same paint job, a lot shinier.  This is a great example of the value of a product.  Anything that survives 8 years in a locomotive repair shop is doing pretty good.  Blue Steel had strived for many years to provide an “Industrial Grade” product for our customers.

It sounds silly but when I saw that beat-up old cart, I just smiled.


GE FDL Engine Locomotive Tool Dolly

GE FDL Engine Locomotive Tool Dolly
Cam Lifter and Journal Bushing Dolly

Cam Lifter and Journal Bushing Dolly

GE FDL Engine Locomotive Tool Dolly
Blue Steel Locomotive Shop Dolly

Roll the tools up next to the GE FDL Locomotive. This will reduce Tool Room trips and heavy lifting.

The Tesco Tools (T55961 & T55991) fit securely on cart including the cables and hoses.

All steel construction and Zinc Rich Powder coating for heavy duty work environments.

Solid 1 piece Molded wheels are oil and chemical resistant.

These wheels will not go flat or suffer tread peel off.

GE FDL  EFI Engine Locomotive Tool Dolly / Catalog # FDL10100M

For more information please call us 800-377-2109 or email

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Elevated Rail Locomotive Work Platform

Elevated Rail Locomotive Work Platform

Aluminum work platforms

Here are some concepts to finished product shipping photos. This is an elevated rail work platform for safe and easy access to the locomotive running board.  It increases access options to the locomotives on tracks without fixed ramps.

For more info check out this page.



Aluminum Work Ramp
Locomotive Access Platform
Safety Platform
Aluminum Work Platform

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Inrail Aluminum Crossover Bridge

Aluminum Crossover Bridge

Catalog# SH10150

Our Inrail Aluminum Crossover Bridge helps to eliminate slip-fall hazards and provides sure footing when traversing railroad tracks.

The Sturdy structural aluminum design sits on top of the foot of the steel rail and provides a stable surface for foot traffic.

Designed to remain in place when moving locomotives in and out of the work area.

Hand cutouts for easy removal, and track cleaning.

Aluminum Safety Grip Grating, for walking and working surfaces where mud, ice, snow, grease, and oil can create a slip/fall hazard.

Removable posts and chains are to alert workers about a Blue Flag Protection condition.  Federal Regulation 49 CFR 218.37

For more information Click Here.

Aluminum In rail crossover bridge for railyards
In rail crossover bridge for the safe transition over in rails.



Inrail Aluminum Crossover Bridge

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Locomotive Diesel Shop Carts

Locomotive Diesel Shop Carts

Coolant pump cart.

2″ x 8″ Wheels 2 swivel casters with brakes 2 fixed casters.

5.5 GPM Forward 5.0 GPM Reverse 12 Volt Vane Pump

15′ of 3/8″ PVC Hose with gate ball valve and spigot.

The cart has a built-in hose hanger, battery box, and battery charger.

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Large Tool Caddy

Large Tool Caddy

65″ Hanging tool caddy

Aluminum construction, sheet metal pan with angle frame. 4 hanger hooks and optional dividers. 65″ wide x 12″ with a 3″ high lip.

Easy access to tools and parts when working on the service ramp, running board of locomotives, car departments or any shop area with a standard handrail nearby.

For our 34″ Hanging tool caddy click here.

GE Tier 4 Hanging Tool caddy= Easily fits over the larger handrail stands on the Newer Locomotives

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Tool Caddy with dividers

To inquire about our 65″ Tool Caddy call us 800-377-2109

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5S Tool Cabinets with peg board

5S Tool Cabinets with peg board 

If you have implemented Six Sigma or manage some other Lean Process then tool management is and integral part of your process.

Our customers report to have reduced tool attrition, increased productivity and increased safety.  That means 5S tool management saves time and money.

What is 5S?   Sort, Simplify, Scrub, Standardize, Sustain.  We make several products that help you complete your implementation.  In addition to our cabinets we also make custom 12 Gauge tool boards that can be mounted at any location the shop, on a wall or freestanding.  Or maybe you need custom made foam for new or existing tool boxes?

In the photos below you can see our Tool Cabinet with galvanized peg board on the back and sides.  The doors have a Padlock provision to secure 5S control of the box.

11Gauge  Steel Box coated with zinc rich primer and powder coated Safety Yellow.

5S Tool Cabinet with peg board.
Heavy Duty 36″ x 48″ 5S Tool Cabinet with Peg Board Back panel and side panels.

Heavy Duty 36″ x 48″ 5S Tool Cabinet with Peg Board Back panel and side panels.

12Gauge Steel Galv. peg board on back and sides of the tool cabinet, available in the standard round hole configuration and a square hole configuration.

Cabinets can be wall mounted or mounted on stands for placement outdoors.

Polycarbonate panels allow for tool inventory inspection.

Heavy Duty slides at on the top and bottom of each door provide smooth and solid movement.

5s Tool Cabinet with Peg Board
72″ Heavy Duty Tool Cabinet, Peg Board is available in round or square hole configuration.

72″ Heavy Duty Tool Cabinet, Peg Board is available in round or square hole configuration.

Catalog # SH10250M 8″ deep x 40″H x 40″W Outside Dims.

Catalog # SH10251M 8″ deep x 40″H x 52″W Outside Dims.

Catalog # SH10252M 8″ deep x 40″H x 76″W Outside Dims.

If you would like more information about our Tool Cabinets or other tool organization products please contact us.   800-377-2109

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