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Rail - Tacoma Rail - Frederickson to Morton Track Rehab - Complete January 2012


  • WSDOT examined and repaired bridges
  • Rehabilitated selected at-grade crossings
  • Replaced ties

The rehabilitation work enables the rail line to transport more goods safely and efficiently. Between one and two freight trains operate daily over the line, and local trains provide pickup and delivery services. Freight traffic is mostly large aluminum billets, lumber, cedar fencing, agri-mulch for trans-load, sand and gravel, steel pipe, flour, farm equipment, and heavy equipment.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
Making the Puyallup River Bridge 286K-compliant will extend the useful life of the structure and improve safety.

Dollar Sign Glyph Economic Incentive
The rail line serves many freight customers. The result of the project will allow for continued customer base expansion and economic expansion for three counties

Partnerships & Cooperation
Originally part of the Milwaukee Road System, the rail line ran as a private logging railroad until the early 1990s when Tacoma Rail was purchased by the City of Tacoma.


Financial Data for PIN 711210A
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $1,484
Total $1,484

  • Federal Railroad Administration - $1.5 million
  • Total Funding From All Sources - $1.5 million

Contact Us
State Rail Office
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407

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