Projects

  • Double Tracking Project for Union Pacific Railroad

    Double Tracking Project for Union Pacific Railroad

    RailPros provided structural observation and inspection services for several railroad bridge installations along the UPRR Sunset Line. This project covered a range of 40 miles of track adjacent to the Salton Sea. Inspection services included monitoring pile installation to make sure capacity was achieved, verifying equipment usage, measuring final pile location for tolerances, welding inspections, superstructure placement, verifying precast concrete was undamaged during delivery and placement, and ensuring there were minimal impacts to environmentally-sensitive waterways.

  • TEX Rail Project

    TEX Rail Project

    TEX Rail is a 27-mile commuter rail project being developed by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) and will be the next passenger rail service coming to Tarrant County. The opening commuter rail line, or initial service section, will extend from downtown Fort Worth, and continue through the Northside, North Richland Hills, and Grapevine to the northern entrance of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. RailPros Field Services is providing engineering, project review, and construction management support to UPRR for Union Pacific’s portion of the construction of a 27-mile commuter rail line from Fort Worth to DFW Airport. Our scope is to perform review of the following: final construction plans (IFB Set), underpass structures, crash walls, retaining walls, phasing as it pertains to UPRR operations, drainage plans, utility plans, demolition plans, construction submittals including hole-in-the-wall structures, soil nail walls, drainage structures, shoring, falsework, demolition, erection plans, and shop drawings. We will also perform on-site observations of critical underpass structures, retaining walls, and critical construction milestones.

  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Flagging and Track Inspection

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Flagging and Track Inspection

    RailPros is working on a two-year contract to provide Advanced Mobile Flagging (AMF) for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Under this contract, we will provide flagging services for track workers and maintenance activities in close proximity to the railroad right-of-way throughout the WMATA system. We anticipate training and dispatching a team of 30-50 employees to provide these safety protection services for WMATA. RailPros additionally provides track inspection services for WMATA on over 115 miles of track.
  • I-235 Oklahoma DOT Underpass Project

    I-235 Oklahoma DOT Underpass Project

    The I-235 Underpass Project, totaling $88 million in construction costs, covers the construction of a new BNSF Steel Truss 2 Span (275’, 275’) rail bridge over I-235, construction of a new 4,200’ track alignment across the new rail bridge, the demolition, and construction of the new 50th Street Bridge over the BNSF. RailPros provided the structural reviewer for the project who was responsible for the review and approval of all structural construction submittals and RFIs for conformance with BNSF and AREMA specifications on behalf of the BNSF Railroad. This included but was not limited to: temporary shoring systems within the right-of-way and supporting rail loadings, bridge girder erection and bridge demolition plans over BNSF tracks, material submittals, and design changes. RailPros also coordinated inspection efforts and documentation of the steel truss field fabrication.  RailPros monitored the testing of all materials and provided construction oversight for all elements of the BNSF construction. This complex project just north of downtown Oklahoma City was the largest construction project in the Oklahoma DOT history.

  • Tri-City Foods Industry Track Project

    Tri-City Foods Industry Track Project

    RailPros Field Services designed the realignment of an existing industry spur for the expansion of this facility. Tri-City Foods (TCF) desired to expand their existing building and their spur track ran along the edge of the building that would move out. This required shifting approximately 600’ of the existing track over about 40’ further away from the building. The design included multiple utility crossings and at-grade crossings for pedestrian paths. Design also included a loading dock with switches that met BNSF clearance requirements and bay doors that required the track to be aligned to line up the cars with the doors. The track design conformed to BNSF Industry Track Standards and included utility casings in accordance with the BNSF
    Utility Accommodation Policy and AREMA standards as well as grading of the proposed track per BNSF standard industry track sections. Walkway standards also conformed to Washington codes.

  • Montana Connection Business Park – Port of Montana

    Montana Connection Business Park – Port of Montana

    RailPros was selected by the Butte-Silver Bow Community and Economic Development Department to develop rail services in the business park and to help optimize the existing operations with possible additions and modifications to track and operations in the Port of Montana’s 55 acres. RailPros designed two conceptual options for rail service including construction cost estimating and providing coordination with UPRR and BNSF. RailPros created a project map of the area, outlining where improvements could be made to ensure continued growth- a desire from the client. Additionally, RailPros conducted an operational analysis of the existing Port operations including using a track mobile (being purchased by the Port) and UPRR / BNSF operations to develop concepts for the proposed industrial park that complemented the business park and Port. RailPros successfully worked with the goal of increasing rail volume throughout the entirety of the project.

  • City of Evanston Rail Park Study

    City of Evanston Rail Park Study

    RailPros Field Services managed and provided engineering services for concept track plans for the proposed rail served industrial park in the vicinity of Evanston, WY. This project consisted of evaluating potential sites for rail services considering access to the UPRR Evanston Subdivision and railroad design requirements. Other considerations such as wetland impacts and utilities were used to determine possible sites for locating this rail park. One site was located south of the city which was favorable by the city and other stakeholders. The track layout consisted of two No. 15 turnouts on either end of the project off of the mainline, an interchange yard consisting of three tracks and allowing for future tracks, and a lead into the rail park. UPRR 10 percent design prints were developed and submitted to UPRR for review and approval. A preliminary cost estimate was developed based on the 10 percent design and a future lead and runaround track into the site.

  • CA High Speed Rail – BNSF Plan Review

    CA High Speed Rail – BNSF Plan Review

    RailPros Field Services is providing the BNSF with plan and specification review for California High Speed Rail Agency (CHSRA) Construction Packages 1 thru 4 between Madera, CA and Bakersfield, CA, with a combined construction cost in excess of $2.5 billion. The services include review of overhead structures, intrusion barriers, track realignment, drainage, access, and utility relocations.

    Construction Package (CP) 1 from Madera, CA to American Ave. south of Fresno, CA has seven grade separations over BNSF which includes one rail-over-rail crossing and numerous utility relocations along the BNSF’s Stockton Subdivision.

    CP 2-3 from E. American Ave. to one mile north of the Tulare-Kern County Line along the BNSF Bakersfield Subdivision, with two rail-over rail, ten grade separations and three track relocations along the 60+ mile section with more than one-third of the HSR alignment parallel to BNSF.

  • Global Industries

    Global Industries

    Global Industries, Inc., in cooperation with the Kansas City Southern Railway, has entered into a project which is being design by RailPros Field Services. The site is being built on 275 acres and will consist of three loop tracks, two inner loop tracks, a 150-car storage track area, and a 3600 ft unloading track on the loop tracks. These unloading tracks will be designed to accommodate both light and heavy crude oils as well as other materials such as ethanol and gasoline. The site will have a tank storage facility and a dock loading area for barge loading with future plans for ship loading. RailPros Field Services has been involved with the development of the site and coordinated the work with the KCS and Global, from the conceptual plans to constructing planning. In addition, RPFS was involved in some aspects of the permitting and coordinated access across the Corp of Engineers drainage canals. Access was accommodated by design of a through truss railroad bridge and two roadway bridges, with one being grade separated to handle vehicular traffic and emergency access. The track design was done to handle a minimum of five unit trains at one time on the site. Operational analysis confirmed the ability for train movements to continue in and out of the site without congesting the tasks of unloading multiple trains at one time and allowing empty trains to move off the site at the same time.

  • Lumberton Siding

    Lumberton Siding

    RailPros Field Services was tasked by BNSF to do an initial assessment for the best location for the potential design of a meet siding on the Gulf Division, Silsbee Subdivision outside of Beaumont, Texas. RPFS, in coordination with the BNSF engineering staff, reviewed various locations that best fit the needs for placement of a siding track. The evaluations were based on whether or not right-of-way was a factor, structures impacts, curves, and grade crossings. Upon review, the best fit location was determined and RPFS designed the construction documents. The subsequent design was successfully completed and met BNSF’s time constraints. The project has recently been out for bid and is currently preparing for construction.

  • Union Pacific Railroad Fresno Material Yard

    Union Pacific Railroad Fresno Material Yard

    RailPros Field Services managed and provided engineering services for the design of an industrial yard for Union Pacific. This project consisted of replacing existing turnouts and relaying existing track for the lead into this facility and design of two new rail spurs into this materials storage facility for the proposed industry. Plans, profiles, typical sections, cross sections, grading and drainage plans, and erosion control plans were developed. RailPros Field Services coordinated with the railroad for utility protection and relocation.

  • City of Spanish Fork Rail Consolidation Study

    City of Spanish Fork Rail Consolidation Study

    RailPros Field Services managed and provided engineering services for concept track plans for the consolidation of the two Union Pacific Provo Subdivision mainline tracks through the cities of Spanish Fork, Mapleton, and Springville. This project consisted of realigning the west mainline track to be at 20’ track centers with the east mainline track and within the east railroad right-of-way. Elimination of the west corridor would result in the elimination of several at-grade crossings and open the area up for development. Alternative alignments were developed based on UPRR mainline design standards for horizontal curvature for various track slopes ranging from 1.4% to 2% to make up the difference in grades with the east mainline already sloping up at 1%. Preliminary profiles were developed based on aerial imagery and 5’ contour DTM files to evaluate the grades of the mainline tracks for these multiple alternatives. A preliminary cost estimate was developed based on two alternatives, one of which included multiple grade separation structures.

  • UP Double Track Sunset Route

    UP Double Track Sunset Route

    For the last ten years, RailPros Field Services staff has provided construction management and inspection services on several segments of the Sunset Route Capacity Improvement Project. This Union Pacific  project extends from Colton, CA to El Paso, TX. The project entails construction of hundreds of miles of new second main track; new or revised industrial spur connections; several hundred culverts, minor bridges, and drainage facilities; five major bridge structures; and three additional railroad bridge grade separations. Responsibilities include coordinating construction activities between the prime contractor; multiple UP departments and divisions; utility entities; city; county; state; and other government agencies; interstate pipelines; and fiber optic companies. Other responsibilities included contract administration and management, including regulatory compliance; document control; cost control; change order management; invoice review; administering weekly project meetings; schedule management; component and material expediting; contract interpretation; compliance with contract documents; compliance with UP standards and AREMA recommended practices; progress reporting; maintaining daily diaries; railroad flagging coordination; and tracking RWP qualification.

  • Motiva Yard Port Arthur TX

    Motiva Yard Port Arthur TX

    RailPros Field Services provided inspection and project management for the Kansas City Southern (KCS) on this large scale track project. RailPros was the “boots on the ground” to provide supervision for the contractors and KCS forces. The Port Arthur Yard project consisted of grading, site drainage, and construction of three miles of track and building 12 new switches. RailPros Field Services was responsible for contractor safety; QA/QC of  contractor work; making sure track corrections were up to standard; inspecting and overseeing the entire work process; planning contractor work to meet deadlines; and coordination with machine operators, contractors, and the railroad.

  • Enid Yard Velocity Evaluations

    Enid Yard Velocity Evaluations

    BNSF wished to determine if the velocity of main line trains travelling through their Enid Yard, located on the Avard Subdivision, could be improved and if these modifications would allow yard operations to continue unaffected. RailPros Field Services reviewed the location of yard tracks and main tracks coming into the yard to assess options and main line train speeds. RPFS provided rail yard inspection and produced a list of options that would allow continued yard switching and main line operations to pass through the yard without conflicting with one another. RPFS also surveyed the main line tracks, designed new main line track alignments, suggested alternate switching leads, and presented exhibits and cost estimates.

Project List

  • Double Tracking Project for Union Pacific Railroad
  • RailPros provided structural observation and inspection services for several railroad bridge installations along the UPRR Sunset Line. This project covered a range of 40 miles of track adjacent to the Salton Sea. Inspection services included monitoring pile installation to make sure capacity was achieved, verifying equipment usage, measuring final pile location for tolerances, welding inspections, superstructure placement, verifying precast concrete was undamaged during delivery and placement, and ensuring there were minimal impacts to environmentally-sensitive waterways.

  • TEX Rail Project
  • TEX Rail is a 27-mile commuter rail project being developed by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) and will be the next passenger rail service coming to Tarrant County. The opening commuter rail line, or initial service section, will extend from downtown Fort Worth, and continue through the Northside, North Richland Hills, and Grapevine to the northern entrance of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. RailPros Field Services is providing engineering, project review, and construction management support to UPRR for Union Pacific’s portion of the construction of a 27-mile commuter rail line from Fort Worth to DFW Airport. Our scope is to perform review of the following: final construction plans (IFB Set), underpass structures, crash walls, retaining walls, phasing as it pertains to UPRR operations, drainage plans, utility plans, demolition plans, construction submittals including hole-in-the-wall structures, soil nail walls, drainage structures, shoring, falsework, demolition, erection plans, and shop drawings. We will also perform on-site observations of critical underpass structures, retaining walls, and critical construction milestones.

  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Flagging and Track Inspection
  • RailPros is working on a two-year contract to provide Advanced Mobile Flagging (AMF) for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Under this contract, we will provide flagging services for track workers and maintenance activities in close proximity to the railroad right-of-way throughout the WMATA system. We anticipate training and dispatching a team of 30-50 employees to provide these safety protection services for WMATA. RailPros additionally provides track inspection services for WMATA on over 115 miles of track.
  • I-235 Oklahoma DOT Underpass Project
  • The I-235 Underpass Project, totaling $88 million in construction costs, covers the construction of a new BNSF Steel Truss 2 Span (275’, 275’) rail bridge over I-235, construction of a new 4,200’ track alignment across the new rail bridge, the demolition, and construction of the new 50th Street Bridge over the BNSF. RailPros provided the structural reviewer for the project who was responsible for the review and approval of all structural construction submittals and RFIs for conformance with BNSF and AREMA specifications on behalf of the BNSF Railroad. This included but was not limited to: temporary shoring systems within the right-of-way and supporting rail loadings, bridge girder erection and bridge demolition plans over BNSF tracks, material submittals, and design changes. RailPros also coordinated inspection efforts and documentation of the steel truss field fabrication.  RailPros monitored the testing of all materials and provided construction oversight for all elements of the BNSF construction. This complex project just north of downtown Oklahoma City was the largest construction project in the Oklahoma DOT history.

  • Tri-City Foods Industry Track Project
  • RailPros Field Services designed the realignment of an existing industry spur for the expansion of this facility. Tri-City Foods (TCF) desired to expand their existing building and their spur track ran along the edge of the building that would move out. This required shifting approximately 600’ of the existing track over about 40’ further away from the building. The design included multiple utility crossings and at-grade crossings for pedestrian paths. Design also included a loading dock with switches that met BNSF clearance requirements and bay doors that required the track to be aligned to line up the cars with the doors. The track design conformed to BNSF Industry Track Standards and included utility casings in accordance with the BNSF
    Utility Accommodation Policy and AREMA standards as well as grading of the proposed track per BNSF standard industry track sections. Walkway standards also conformed to Washington codes.

  • Montana Connection Business Park – Port of Montana
  • RailPros was selected by the Butte-Silver Bow Community and Economic Development Department to develop rail services in the business park and to help optimize the existing operations with possible additions and modifications to track and operations in the Port of Montana’s 55 acres. RailPros designed two conceptual options for rail service including construction cost estimating and providing coordination with UPRR and BNSF. RailPros created a project map of the area, outlining where improvements could be made to ensure continued growth- a desire from the client. Additionally, RailPros conducted an operational analysis of the existing Port operations including using a track mobile (being purchased by the Port) and UPRR / BNSF operations to develop concepts for the proposed industrial park that complemented the business park and Port. RailPros successfully worked with the goal of increasing rail volume throughout the entirety of the project.

  • City of Evanston Rail Park Study
  • RailPros Field Services managed and provided engineering services for concept track plans for the proposed rail served industrial park in the vicinity of Evanston, WY. This project consisted of evaluating potential sites for rail services considering access to the UPRR Evanston Subdivision and railroad design requirements. Other considerations such as wetland impacts and utilities were used to determine possible sites for locating this rail park. One site was located south of the city which was favorable by the city and other stakeholders. The track layout consisted of two No. 15 turnouts on either end of the project off of the mainline, an interchange yard consisting of three tracks and allowing for future tracks, and a lead into the rail park. UPRR 10 percent design prints were developed and submitted to UPRR for review and approval. A preliminary cost estimate was developed based on the 10 percent design and a future lead and runaround track into the site.

  • CA High Speed Rail – BNSF Plan Review
  • RailPros Field Services is providing the BNSF with plan and specification review for California High Speed Rail Agency (CHSRA) Construction Packages 1 thru 4 between Madera, CA and Bakersfield, CA, with a combined construction cost in excess of $2.5 billion. The services include review of overhead structures, intrusion barriers, track realignment, drainage, access, and utility relocations.

    Construction Package (CP) 1 from Madera, CA to American Ave. south of Fresno, CA has seven grade separations over BNSF which includes one rail-over-rail crossing and numerous utility relocations along the BNSF’s Stockton Subdivision.

    CP 2-3 from E. American Ave. to one mile north of the Tulare-Kern County Line along the BNSF Bakersfield Subdivision, with two rail-over rail, ten grade separations and three track relocations along the 60+ mile section with more than one-third of the HSR alignment parallel to BNSF.

  • Global Industries
  • Global Industries, Inc., in cooperation with the Kansas City Southern Railway, has entered into a project which is being design by RailPros Field Services. The site is being built on 275 acres and will consist of three loop tracks, two inner loop tracks, a 150-car storage track area, and a 3600 ft unloading track on the loop tracks. These unloading tracks will be designed to accommodate both light and heavy crude oils as well as other materials such as ethanol and gasoline. The site will have a tank storage facility and a dock loading area for barge loading with future plans for ship loading. RailPros Field Services has been involved with the development of the site and coordinated the work with the KCS and Global, from the conceptual plans to constructing planning. In addition, RPFS was involved in some aspects of the permitting and coordinated access across the Corp of Engineers drainage canals. Access was accommodated by design of a through truss railroad bridge and two roadway bridges, with one being grade separated to handle vehicular traffic and emergency access. The track design was done to handle a minimum of five unit trains at one time on the site. Operational analysis confirmed the ability for train movements to continue in and out of the site without congesting the tasks of unloading multiple trains at one time and allowing empty trains to move off the site at the same time.

  • Lumberton Siding
  • RailPros Field Services was tasked by BNSF to do an initial assessment for the best location for the potential design of a meet siding on the Gulf Division, Silsbee Subdivision outside of Beaumont, Texas. RPFS, in coordination with the BNSF engineering staff, reviewed various locations that best fit the needs for placement of a siding track. The evaluations were based on whether or not right-of-way was a factor, structures impacts, curves, and grade crossings. Upon review, the best fit location was determined and RPFS designed the construction documents. The subsequent design was successfully completed and met BNSF’s time constraints. The project has recently been out for bid and is currently preparing for construction.