RailPros Railway Utility & Real Estate FAQ
Founded in 2000, RailPros quickly emerged as an industry leader in railway engineering for railroad track, railroad site infrastructure, rail layout, and railroad development projects. Over the last twenty-two years, RailPros has provided new services to our clients and gained a strong reputation as a trusted and industry-dedicated technical services partner. RailPros now provides exceptional service to customers in all 50 states. Our expertise and service have positioned us an industry leader through active involvement in rail industry professional organizations. We are also active participants in developing the railroad industry’s engineering standards and best practices. RailPros has offices nationwide and are headquartered in Irving, Texas.
RailPros is dedicated to being the premier engineering and diversified safety services partner for America’s Rail and Transit industry. If you have any questions, comments, or would like to contact us to discuss a potential project, you can reach us at (877) 315-0513 or via our contact form.
The Federal Railroad Administration offers free research resources on its site, RailPros can assist with how to find what you’re looking for and provide additional assistance if necessary.
Questions about Railroad real estate may be analyzed differently than general real estate questions because of the nature of an operating railroad. Seeking information from a source familiar with Railroad real estate is key to getting the best information.
All contractors granted access to railroad property are expected to abide by safety measures set forth by the Railway.
No work shall be permitted on or about the Railway’s property without determining required protections services (flagging and/or construction monitoring). Protection services are required to ensure the safety of the workers, the railroad, and the public.
Timelines will vary depending on the type of request and the railroad. Plan for at least 30-45 days for the review of an application and additional time to secure protection services. Most railroads offer an expedited application process.
RailPros Representatives will review the feasibility for the proposed installation or utility alignment, check designs prepared by the utility to ensure compliance standards, design and prepare a full plan and profile to meet each railroads’ specifications, prepare and submit applications to railroads, monitor and provide updates on application status, coordinate commination between the utility and the railroad, provide guidance through the railroad inspection and flagging process, and review existing licenses/easements for specific terms and conditions.