With roots deep in the San Juan Mining Region of Colorado and a combined working experience of over one hundred years, we know the importance of finding economical solutions to material handling problems.

  • Underground mining and tunneling projects.
  • Surface facilities for materials handling industries.
  • Tourist railroads, steam, diesel and a narrow gauge.
  • In house design and engineering capabilities.
  • Rebuilding or modifying programs for existing equipment.
  • Equipment repairs and replacement parts manufacture.

Melcher Machine Works are experienced manufactures of both surface and underground rail haulage equipment and materials handling systems. We manufacture all types of rail equipment for mining, industrial, and tourist railroad usage.

Products include:
- End dump cars
- Side dump cars
- Scoop cars
- Steel rail
- Granby style cars
- Rocker style cars
- Flat cars
- Man-trip cars
- Tourist passenger cars
- Mine locomotives

Custom equipment or application is also available to suit your individual needs


- iron
- steel


- Light duty: bushings
- Heavy duty roller bearings


- Required size/capacity
- Light gauge materials
- Heavy gauge materials

Track gauge:

- Standard 18, 24,
  30, 36
- Metric and Custom
  gauges available.

Train Equipment:

- Draw bars
- Couplings
- Bumpers
- Safety chains


- Standard industrial   choice of color
- Optional water based industrial

All products are manufactured by experienced machinists and certified welders in our own fully equipped machine and welding shops. We also specialize in the repair, overhaul and complete rebuilding of industrial, mining, and rail transportation machinery. Large industrial sized capacity drills, lathes, mills, presses and welding equipment speeds production, reduces delivery times, and ensures quality.

We welcome the opportunity to quote on your project!


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122 S Skylane, Durango, CO 81303