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Freight Railroad Contacts

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Rail freight in Spokane, WA
The WSDOT State Rail and Marine Office 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: 206-782-1447

Byron Cole – General Manager
James Forgette – Operations Manager
Tel:  206-782-1447

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
 
Danniel MacDonald  
All other public projects:

Tel:  206-625-6146   

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

Emergencies: 800-800-3490
Steve Hefley - General Manager   
Tel: 360-482-4994

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

Emergencies: 800-333-8582

Brig Temple - President
Tel:  509-453-9166

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

Emergencies: 360-749-1624

Jason Hilliard – Operations Manager
Tel: 360-636-6535 Ext. 1

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

Emergencies: 800-333-8582

Brig Temple - President
Tel:  509-453-9166

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

Emergencies: 630-212-8660

John Howell - President and General Manager
Tel: 630-212-8660

GNP Railway


www.gnprail.com

Emergencies: 866-924-9093

Tom Payne
Tel: 253-459-9702

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

Dan McBride – General Manager
Tel: 509-738-2965 ext. 5021 

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

Emergencies: 206-782-1447

Byron Cole – General Manager
James Forgette – Operations Manager
Tel:  206-782-1447  

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


Mike Lemm – VP of Operations

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 - Marketing
Tel: 208-791-8889 

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

Emergencies: 509-671-1195

Kelly Driver - Manager
Tel:  509-445-1090  

Port of Chehalis
321 Maurin Road
Chehalis, WA 98532

Rich Rouse – Director of Operations

Tel: 360-748-9365  

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

Emergencies: 800-333-8582

Brig Temple - President
Tel:  509-453-9166

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

Steve Hefley - General Manager   
Tel: 360-482-4994 

Royal Slope Line     
Freight Systems Division
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
360-705-7932
freight@wsdot.wa.gov  
www.wsdot.wa.gov/freight/rail

Contact: 
Chris Herman - Freight Rail Policy and Program Manager
360-705-6921
Chris.Herman@wsdot.wa.gov  

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 Hardy – Interim Superintendent
Tel:  253-502-8896 

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

Emergencies: 509-628-0333

Rhett Peterson – Operations Manager
Tel:  509-727-8824

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

Emergencies: 888-877-7267

John Flynn – Manager, Special Projects
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

Emergencies: 208-290-8148


Karl Nelson
Tel:  509-523-4445

http://www.wirailway.com/

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