Mountain States Contracting was founded in 1983, providing railroad design, construction, and rail line operation services throughout the Western United States. Our services include:
Mountain States' design-build services help set us apart from our competition. With our professional engineering staff, and our strong relationships with the major railroad's Industrial Development, Engineering, and Operations departments, the Mountain States design-build team can be your liaison with the railroad.
To assist our customers as they begin their track construction project, the Mountain States design-build team, typically at no-cost, will:
- Perform an on-site meeting
- Provide a professional engineered rail layout in CAD
- Provide a construction estimate
- Begin discussions with the railroad
By providing this assistance, we help you determine whether or not your rail needs can be met within the limitations of the proposed site, if they exist.
When you, our customer, are ready to continue your construction project, we will smoothly and simultaneously begin the railroad construction process. This includes:
- Development of railroad construction drawings
- Prepare required railroad exhibits
- Railroad construction material procurement
As the railroad plan approval process continues, our design-build team will seamlessly transfer your construction project over to our railroad construction services group and begin the track construction of your project based on your construction schedule and the schedule of the sub-grade construction.
If you have a project you would like to meet with us on, please email Vern Van de Loo or call us at (800) 827-0743, and we will be glad to assist you. If you email us, please provide a description of your project needs and your site location to help us better assist you. Thank you.
Railroad Construction Services
Mountain States has several construction teams able to efficiently build your track needs. We value all our customers equally, from a simple broken joint bar replacement, to a complex rail yard containing miles of track construction. Each team is equipped with the proper equipment to perform the work needed to complete your construction needs. Our construction services include:
- Industrial Track Construction
- Rail Spurs
- Lead / Drill Tracks
- Unit Train Facilities
- Intermodal Yards
- Track Maintenance
- Emergency Services
- Switch Repairs
- Defective Rail Replacement
- Tie Replacement and Surfacing
- Grade Crossing Maintenance
If you have a railroad construction service need, please email Blake Van de Loo or call Blake at (800) 827-0743 and he will be glad to assist you.
Rail Line Maintenance Services
Mountain States maintains several Short-line rail line operations. Our rail line service teams provide many of the same maintenance services our construction service teams provide, and their services also include:
- Tie & Rail Gang Operations
- Track Surfacing Crews
- Maintenance-of-Way Vegetation Control
If you have a rail line maintenance service need, please email Terry Vanderplas or call Terry at (800) 827-0743 and he will be glad to assist you.
Mountain States has a full service fleet maintenance facility and machine shop to support our construction teams and meet the needs of our clients. With our 6,000 square foot maintenance facility and our team of technicians, we are able to service and maintain our company’s fleet of over 60 vehicles and 250 pieces of railroad construction equipment.
If you have equipment service needs, please email Greg Ambrose or call Greg at (800) 827-0743 and he will be glad to assist you.