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Freight Railroad Contacts

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Rail freight in Spokane, WA
The Rail, Freight, and Ports Division works with private and federal railroads to ensure safe, consistent, and efficient service all across Washington State.

If there is an emergency, or you are experiencing any malfunctioning active warning devices at a highway/rail grade crossing, please contact the railroads at the numbers below.





Railroad
Contact

Ballard Terminal Railroad  
4725 Ballard Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107-4810

Emergencies: 206-799-1245

James Forgette
Tel:  206-799-1245

Blue Mountain Railroad
PO Box 1166
325 Mill Road
Lewiston, ID 83501-1166
www.watcocompanies.com

Emergencies: 208-733-4686


Bill Brown - General Manager

Tel:  208-743-2211 

BNSF Railway Company
2454 Occidental Avenue So. Suite 1A
Seattle, WA 98134-1439
www.bnsf.com

Emergencies: 800-832-5452 
 
Johan Hellman 
Tel:  206-625-6135   

Cascade and Columbia River Railroad
901 E. Omak Ave.
Omak, WA 98841-9465
www.railamerica.com

Emergencies: 800-800-3490

Jeff Van Schaick  
Tel: 817-527-4922

Central Washington Railroad
111 S. 33rd St. Suite 200
Yakima, WA  98901
www.cbrr.com

Emergencies: 800-333-8582

Tim Kelly
Tel:  509-453-9166

Columbia & Cowlitz Railway
PO Box 188
Longview, WA 98632-7117

Emergencies: 360-749-1624

Jack Burgess
Tel: 904-302-7180

Columbia Basin Railroad
111 S. 33rd St. Suite 200
Yakima, WA  98901
www.cbrr.com

Emergencies: 800-333-8582

Tim Kelly
Tel:  509-453-9166

Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad
809 Madison Avenue
Davenport, WA 99122
www.ewgrr.com

Emergencies: 630-212-8660

Tom Klimczak 
Tel: 800-985-4684

Eastside Freight Railroad

Emergencies: 206-799-1245
James Forgette
Tel: 206-799-1245

Great Northwest Railroad
PO Box 1166
325 Mill Road
Lewiston, ID 83501-1166
www.watcocompanies.com

Emergencies: 208-733-4686


Ted Kadau - Marketing
Tel: 208-791-8889

Kettle Falls International Railway
PO Box 637
Kettle Falls, WA 99141-0637

Emergencies: 509-842-4100

Chris Richter
Tel: 877-276-3777

Meeker Southern    
4725 Ballard Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107-4810 

Emergencies: 206-799-1245

James Forgette
Tel:  206-799-1245  

Montana Rail Link*    
PO Box 16390
Missoula, MT 59808-6390 
www.montanarail.com  

*Even though Montana Rail doesn't own any tracks, an existing agreement allows them use of BNSF's tracks from Montana to Spokane.  

Emergencies: 800-338-4750






Jim Lewis
Tel:  406-523-1500

Mount Vernon Terminal Railway, LLC    
PO Box 216
Clear Lake, WA 98235-0216


George H. Stephenson

Tel:  360-708-0190

Palouse River & Coulee City    
PO Box 1166
325 Mill Road
Lewiston, ID 83501-1166
www.watcocompanies.com

Emergencies: 208-733-4686


Ted Kadau
Tel: 208-791-8889 

Pend Oreille Valley Railroad   
1981 Black Rd.
Usk, WA 99180-9701

Emergencies: 509-671-1195

Kelly Driver
Tel:  509-445-1090  

Port of Chehalis
321 Maurin Road
Chehalis, WA 98532


Paul Didelius
Tel: 971-888-6011

Portland-Vancouver Junction Railroad    
111 S. 33rd St. Suite 200
Yakima, WA  98901
www.cbrr.com

Emergencies: 800-333-8582

Eric Temple
Tel:  206-660-4731

Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad*    
PO Box L2
Elma, WA 98541-0650
www.railamerica.com 
*This railroad is responsible for all train operations and track maintenance from Shelton to Bremerton and Bangor under a contract with the US Navy. US Navy contact information is listed below.

Emergencies: 800-800-3490






Jeff Van Schaick
   
Tel: 817-527-4922

Royal Slope Line      
Rail, Freight, and Ports Division
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
freight@wsdot.wa.gov  
www.wsdot.wa.gov/freight/rail





Mark Nickerson
360-705-6983

Tacoma Rail*    
2601 SR 509 North Frontage Rd
Tacoma, WA 98421-3134
*includes Capital and Mountain Divisions 
www.tacomarail.org

Emergencies: 253-502-8867


Alan Matheson

Tel:  253-396-3161 

Tri-City & Olympia Railroad   
PO Box 1700
Richland, WA 99352-6500 
www.tcry.com

Emergencies: 509-628-0333

Rhett Peterson
Tel:  509-727-8824

Union Pacific Railroad    
5424 SE McLaughlin Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202-4942
www.up.com

Emergencies: 888-877-7267

Aaron Hunt 
Tel: 503-872-1809

US Navy - NAVFAC NW (Puget Sound & Pacific RR)
Public Works Department - Bremerton
Code PRB211 Bldg. 467  
467 W Street
Bremerton, WA 98314-5240

Emergencies: 360-340-5335



Daniel Read – Project Manager

Tel: 360-476-8148

Washington and Idaho Railway    
PO Box 275
Rosalia, WA 99170

Physical Address: 
417 S. Park Avenue 
Rosalia, WA 99170
www.wirailway.com

Emergencies: 208-290-8148





Dan DeGon
Tel:  509-523-4445

White Swan Branch Line    
Yakima County Public Services
4th Floor Courthouse
128 N. 2nd Street
Yakima, WA 98901-2639



Kent McHenry – Transportation Engineering Manager

509-574-2300