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K J Bownes & Sons as a company are committed in meeting all our clients' requirements and provide a service to Network Rail and associated companies at Network Rail standards.

All our staff are fully trained and hold certificates to carry out their duties in personal track safety, Control of Site Safety, Lookout, operating lorry mounted cranes, forklifts, working under the client's protection against train movements.

We operate under possessions such as days, nights and weekend working; whenever the client’s wishes to recover the line-side scrap materials to ensure safety first. All our plant and machinery is kept up to date and to Network Rail standards.

K J Bownes & Sons, alongside all the directors, combines all these activities with an innovative approach to ensure that standards are maintained and kept at a high and to make sure all projects are carried out with method statements and risk assessments to comply with Health and Safety and environment issues and within the time set out to complete the work contracted.

We support the railway by the provision of:

Bullet Lineside Clearance of P-way Materials Bullet Railtrack Up-Lifting
Bullet Forklift Hire Bullet Haulage 60ft Rail
Bullet Burning Teams Bullet Depot Clearance
Bullet Supply Labour and Plant Bullet Lorry Mounted Cranes for Hire

And suppliers of:
Bullet Serviceable Sleepers Bullet Hardwood / Softwood Crossing Timbers
Bullet 60ft Rails (Bullhead and Flatbottom) Bullet Railtrack Components
Bullet e1809 Pandrol Clips Bullet Chaired Sleepers
Bullet Concrete Serviceable Sleepers (F27,F23,F40,F24,G44)

Below are supplied as either serviceable materials or new Materials:
Bullet Fish-plates Bullet Fish-plate Nuts & Bolts Bullet H Rail Pads
Bullet Insulators Bullet Lift Plates Bullet Junction Plates
Bullet Cast Iron Chairs Bullet Double Panlock Clips Bullet Tie Bars
Bullet A selection of Bullhead and Flatbottom Cross Work

Track Recovery/Disposal services
Our company has, for many years, been one of the leading contractor in Britain for removing redundant railway track and depot clearance and line side removal of redundant railway assets. We have in place a experienced, well-equipped teams who work safely and cleanly to provide a cost-effective service, no matter what the condition of your site.

Recovering old track often results in a positive payment to our clients, although this obviously depends on the volume and quality of the material recovered and the work required to remove it.

We are licensed to handle and transport all types of track materials, including creosoted sleepers, which are classified as hazardous waste.

We can remove vegetation and other debris from derelict or overgrown sites. We carry out a lot of work throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

So whether you are a private railway company or a train operator, an industrial manufacturer, a freight terminal operator or a property developer, please contact us to arrange a visit and a quotation to provide a cost effective credit to your company.
Track Recovery

We all so provide a recovery service and deliver to your desired location.

Do not hesitate to contact us if your company requires any of the above services, we will be more than happy to help.
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No. 2 Bungalow,
Cornmill Farm (off Owday Lane)
Wallingwells, Worksop,
Notts. S81 8DA.

Tel: 01909 731647
Email: info@kjbownes.co.uk

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