Author: rwest

Enhancing Railroad Safety: Spark TS and RGPC Launch 24/7 Drug and Alcohol Testing Services

March 07, 2024

Spark TS has announced a partnership with Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (RGPC) to provide innovative 24/7 drug and alcohol testing dispatch services, aiming to enhance safety and efficiency in the railroad industry. This collaboration introduces a comprehensive solution designed to support RGPC’s commitment to safety, ensuring that employees meet federal safety standards. The service leverages… Read more

Congressman Burgess Owens Joins Rio Grande Pacific Corporation and TRAX Engineering and Associates Proposed Project Tour and Briefing

August 31, 2023

Congressman Burgess Owens joined Rick Bertel, CEO – Rio Grande Pacific Corporation and Kyle Robe, President of TRAX Engineering and Associates for a tour and briefing on a proposed rehabilitation project of the Tintic Branch Industrial line located in Utah. Congressman Owens represents Utah’s Fourth Congressional District which encompasses southern Utah County and the communities… Read more

Rio Grande Pacific Corporation appoints Kyle J. Robe P.E. as President of TRAX Engineering and Associates, LLC.

August 29, 2023

  TRAX Engineering and Associates is a Rio Grande Pacific division that provides railroad engineering services including rail studies, design exhibits, site planning design, complete rail project plan design, track construction engineering support, track construction inspections and more. Kyle joined Rio Grande Pacific Corporation in 2021 serving as Deputy Project Manager – Engineering on Rio… Read more

Nebraska Central Railroad: Featured in Trains Magazine

July 31, 2023

  Trains Magazine recently published a comprehensive feature on our very own Nebraska Central Railroad (NCRC), a subsidiary of Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (RGPC). The article provides an in-depth look at our 340-mile network, which primarily consists of branch lines formerly operated by Union Pacific and one former Burlington Northern line. The feature highlights our… Read more

RGPC Announces Engineering and Construction Teams for Uinta Basin Railway Project

May 14, 2022

FORT WORTH, May 13, 2022/PRNNewswire/ — Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (“RGPC” or the Company”) through its Rio Grande Pacific Group portfolio company Basin Railway Constructors, LLC (“BRC”) announced today it has selected the engineering and construction firms for the final engineering and construction of the Uinta Basin Railway, the 85-mile-long common-carrier railway that will provide… Read more

NOGC Provides Emergency Preparedness Training to Area First Responders

March 08, 2022

WESTWEGO, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway (NOGC) Provides Emergency Preparedness Training to Area First Responders. The training sessions will be held at the Westwego Police Department, supporting continuing education for more than fifty area emergency responders and law enforcement officers. Classroom and hands-on training will be provided over the course of three… Read more

New Soy Processing Plant to be Built in Norfolk, Nebraska

February 07, 2022

Norfolk, NE – Feb 3, 2022—A new, state-of-the-art soybean crushing plant will be built in Madison County near Norfolk, NE, pending state and local approvals. “This will be the first modern soybean processing facility to begin operations in Nebraska,” said Nick Bowdish, president and CEO of N Bowdish Company LLC, which develops value-added projects for… Read more

Surface Transportation Board approves proposed Uinta Basin oil railway

December 16, 2021

The federal Surface Transportation Board has granted final approval for an 85-mile rail line that backers say is needed to connect the Uinta Basin’s oil production to markets outside of Utah. For years, Utah’s oil-producing counties have sought a rail connection for the basin’s waxy crude, which is shipped entirely by truck, mainly to Salt Lake… Read more

U.S. Surface Transportation Board Grants Final Approval for Construction and Operation of Uinta Basin Railway

December 16, 2021

Uinta Basin, Utah (Dec. 15, 2021) – The Uinta Basin Railway reached a major milestone today with the final approval from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) to construct and operate the railway, subject to the Board’s environmental mitigation measures. The Uinta Basin Railway (UBRY) will enable efficient, environmentally sound railway transportation service to northeastern… Read more

NCRC Hosts Railroad Investigation Safety Course for Brainard Fire Dept

September 01, 2021

Nebraska Central Railroad hosted a Railroad Investigation Safety Course for Brainard Fire Department with 16 firemen, plus Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief attending the class.  Taylor Kelley, Manager of Safety and Training facilitated the training.  Nebraska Central Railroad brought a locomotive to Brainard and the firemen were able to get on the locomotive  and… Read more