Rail Transportation

Southeast Wyoming is served by both the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR). There are numerous opportunities, from using existing facilities with transload capabilities, to upgrading existing spurs to meet your specific needs. The information indicated below is available for download; select whether to download the map or the text as a PDF.

Existing Facilities

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1. Wendover

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Note:                                  This is the junction of two BNSF Railway lines north of Wheatland.

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2. Guernsey

Rail Service Provider:   BNSF
Hwy Access:                      > .25 mile from US Hwy 26
Number of Tracks:         1
Length of Siding:           ~1,100 ft
Leased?                              Yes, until 2016
Zoning:                              Industrial / Commercial
Utilities:                            Water, sewer, electricity, phone
Available Lots:                20 lots total, each 2-3 acres. Can combine two or more lots
Transload Facility:        No
Storage Capacity:          Can be built to suit owner
Contact:                            Town of Guernsey, (307) 836-2689
Notes:                                There is opportunity for a customer to build out new siding on additional lots

The Town of Guernsey owns a light industrial park with rail siding served by the BNSF Railway that is approximately 1,100 feet long. The existing siding is leased until 2016, however there is opportunity for a customer to build out new siding on additional lots. Zoning varies between Commercial and Industrial, and the lots have water, sewer, electricity, and phone. There are twenty lots, each 2-3 acres in size and multiple lots can be joined into one larger lot. Access to US Hwy 26 is less than a quarter mile. For more information contact Guernsey Community Development, (307) 836-2689.

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3. Dwyer

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Hwy Access:                    > .25 mile from US Hwy 26
Number of Tracks:        1
Length of Siding:           60 ft

This site north of Wheatland has one track with 60 feet of rail siding. It is served by the BNSF Railway and is less than a quarter mile from US Hwy 26.

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4. Lingle

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Hwy Access:                    > .25 mile from US Hwy 26/85
Number of Tracks:        1
Length of Siding:           15 cars without switch
Zoning:                              N/A
Utilities:                            water, sewer, electricity
Storage Capacity:          350,000 bushel grain storage
Contact:                            Lamphier, Inc. (307) 715-3332, Gary Lamphier or Shane Shimic

Lingle, 10 miles west of Torrington, has a site served by the BNSF Railway that can accommodate 15 rail cars. The owner, Lamphier, Inc. also owns land immediately to the west and could extend the track to accommodate 25 cars. Available utilities are water, sewer, and electricity, and grain storage is available for up to 350,000 bushels. The site is within a quarter mile of US Hwy 26/85. For more information contact Gary Lamphier, (307) 715-3332 or Shane Shimic, (307) 575-3333.

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5. Mobe Jct

Mobe Junction, served by the BNSF Railway, is the branch to bring coal to the Laramie River Station power plant.

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6. Torrington

Rail Service Provider:   Union Pacific Railroad
Hwy Access:                     > .25 mile from US Hwy 85
Number of Tracks:         1
Length of Siding:            1,500 ft of rail siding
Zoning:                              N/A
Utilities:                            Water, electricity
Contact:                            Miller Cattle & Feed Yard LLC

The spur is within 1 mile of the southern city limits. The 1,500 feet of rail siding, with access to the spur, is served by the Union Pacific Railroad. There are some issues with the condition of the track between Torrington and Yoder, to the south. Water and electricity are available on site. For more information contact Paul Miller of Miller Cattle & Feed Yard LLC, (307) 532-6508.

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7. Wheatland Basin Transload

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Hwy Access:                     >1 mile from I-25
Number of Tracks:         2
Type of Track:                 110 lb and 90 lb
Length of Siding:            ~4,600 ft
Spur Leased?                    Yes
Zoning:                              Heavy Industrial
Transload Facility:       Yes
Contact:                            Basin Transload, Aaron Sheldon (406) 690-2698

This site served by the BNSF is on the north side of Wheatland, less than a mile away access to I-25. Zoned Heavy Industrial, there are two spurs available, with a combined length of 4,600 feet of track. Basin Transload, owns the site and operates a transload facility, focusing on needs for the oil and gas industry. For more information contact Aaron Sheldon of Basin Transload, (406) 690-2698.

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8. Yoder

Rail Service Provider:  Union Pacific Railroad
Hwy Access:                    2 miles from U.S. Hwy 85
Number of Tracks:        1
Length of Siding:           50 car load-out capacity
Spur leased?:                  yes
Zoning:                             N/A
Utilities:                           Water, sewer, electricity
Storage Capacity:         260,000 bushel grain storage
Contact:                            Wyoming Grain

The spur is on the north side of the Town of Yoder, approximately 15 miles south of Torrington. The siding has a 50 car load-out capacity and is served by the Union Pacific Railroad. Grain Storage is available for up to 260,000 bushels. The site is approximately two miles from US Hwy 85. For more information contact Wyoming Grain.

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9. Bordeaux

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Hwy Access:                    6 miles from I-25
Number of Tracks:        1
Length of Siding:           5,300 ft of rail siding

This site south of Wheatland has one track with 5,300 feet of rail siding. It is served by the BNSF Railway and is approximately 6 miles from I-25.

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10. Slater

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Hwy Access:                    ~3 miles from I-25

This site is approximately 15 miles south of Wheatland in Platte County. It is served by the BNSF Railway and is approximately 3 miles from access to I-25.

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11. Chugwater

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Hwy Access:                    I-25, WY Hwy 313
Number of Tracks:        3
Length of Siding:           ~2000
Leased?                             No
Zoning:                             Heavy industrial, Light Industrial
Utilities:                           All lots water and sewer, some lots electricity and phone
Available Lots:               ½ - 2 acre lots
Contact:                            Chugwater Economic Development, John Voight
Notes:                                Under contract

The properties with rail access are located on the north side of town and are primarily owned by a private owner, John Voight. Chugwater Economic Development owns two light industrial lots adjacent to the Voight properties with rail a total of 500 feet of rail spur. These properties are served by the BNSF Railway and the 3 spurs are combined approximately 2,000 feet length. Zoning varies between Heavy and Light Industrial. There are 4-6 lots, ranging from ½ - 2 acres in size and some lots can be joined into one larger lot. Access to State Highway 313 is adjacent, and I-25 is less than a half mile. For more information contact Chugwater Economic Development, (307) 331-0012.

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12. LaGrange

Rail Service Provider:  Union Pacific Railroad
Hwy Access:                   WY Hwy 151
Number of Tracks:       1
Length of Siding:          10 cars
Utilities:                          Water, sewer, electricity
Storage Capacity:          250,000 bushels
Contact:                            LaGrange Grain, Curtis Grandstaff (307) 834-2228

The spur is on the northeast side of the Town of LaGrange, approximately 40 miles south of Torrington. The siding has a 10 car load-out capacity and is served by the Union Pacific Railroad. Grain Storage is available for up to 20,000 bushels. The site is less than a quarter mile from WY Hwy 151, which provides access to US Hwy 85. For more information contact Curtis Grandstaff with LaGrange Grain, at (307) 834-2228.

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13. Lambert

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Hwy Access:                    ~20 miles to I-25
Number of Tracks:        1
Type of Track:
length of Siding:             4,000 ft of rail siding
Leased?                             no
Zoning                              none

This site is in the northwest corner of Laramie County. It is served by the BNSF Railway and its siding is approximately 4,000 feet long. It is approximately 20 miles along the county road, Iron Mountain/ Horsecreek Road, from I-25 and the town of Chugwater.

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14. Farthing

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Hwy Access:                   ~30 miles to I-25

This site is also in the northwest corner of Laramie County along Iron Mountain/Horsecreek Road. It is served by the BNSF Railway. It is approximately 30 miles along the county road from I-25 and the town of Chugwater.

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15. Atlus

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Hwy Access:                    ~32 miles to I-25

This site is also in the northwest corner of Laramie County along Iron Mountain/Horsecreek Road. It is served by the BNSF Railway. It is approximately 32 miles along the county road from I-25 and the town of Chugwater.

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16. Horse Creek

Rail Service Provider:   BNSF
Hwy Access:                    ~35 miles to I-25
Number of Tracks:        1
Length of Siding:           3,000 ft of siding

This site is near the western border of Laramie County. It is served by the BNSF Railway and its siding is approximately 3,000 feet long. It is approximately halfway between Chugwater and Cheyenne and access to I-25, each approximately 35 miles away along the county road, Iron Mountain/ Horsecreek Road.

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17. Islay

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Hwy Access:                    ~25 miles to I-25

This site is also near the western border of Laramie County along Horsecreek Road. It is served by the BNSF Railway. It is approximately 25 miles along the county road from I-25 and the city of Cheyenne.

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18. South Laramie Transload Site

Rail Service Provider:  Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR)
Hwy Access:                    1-80 and US Hwy 287
Number of Tracks:        2, with future potential for more
Type of Track:                115#
Length of Siding:            Approximately 1,600 track feet with access on all sides (10 cars with sliding
                                            derail could accommodate additional 10 cars)
Leased?                             25 year lease with UPRR
Zoning:                             Industrial / Commercial
Utilities:                          Electricity
Available Lots:              Through Union Pacific Railroad
Transload Facility:       Yes
Contact:                           The LEDC, LLC
Notes:                               This site will be in full operation in 2012

This site served by the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is being improved into a transmodal site to be operated by the LEDC, LLC, supported by the Laramie Economic Development Corporation. Construction is scheduled to be completed by 2012 when the site will have two tracks with approximately 1,600 feet to accommodate up to 20 cars. Zoning for lots available through UPRR are Industrial and Commercial, with electricity available on location. For more information contact the LEDC, LLC, (307) 742-2212.

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19. Federal

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Hwy Access:                   ~14 miles to I-25
Number of Tracks:        1
Length of Siding:           1,400 ft of siding

This site is approximately 20 miles northwest of Cheyenne in Laramie County along a county road. It is served by the BNSF Railway and its siding is approximately 1,400 feet long.

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20. Silver Crown

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF
Hwy Access:                    ~6 miles to I-25

This site is approximately 10 miles northwest of Cheyenne in Laramie County along a county road. It is served by the BNSF Railway and is approximately 6 miles from access to I-25.

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21. Egbert

Rail Service Provider:    Union Pacific Railroad
Hwy Access:                      I-80
Number of Tracks:          1
Length of Siding:             ~4,000 ft
Utilities:                             Electricity, propane, well and septic
Available lots:                  Space available on a case by case basis through Union Pacific
Transload facility:          Yes
Contact:                             Union Pacific Railroad
Notes:                                 This project is being constructed by Union Pacific.

Located along I-80 east of Cheyenne, the closest town is Pine Bluffs, only 7 miles away. Currently there is one existing track ¾ mile long (~4,000 ft) which is transloading one commodity. It is projected to grow in scope and provide increased transload services.

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22. Cheyenne Logistics Hub at Swan Ranch

Rail Service Provider:  BNSF and Union Pacific Railroad
Hwy Access:                    I-25 and I-80
Number of Tracks:       10+ feeder tracks
Type of Track:               10 line center track
Length of Siding:          at least 2 miles
Leased?                            no
Zoning:                            Heavy Industrial, Light Industrial, Hwy Commercial
Utilities:                          electricity, natural gas, phone/data, water, sewer
Available Lots:              5-50 acre lots for purchase
Transload Facility:      Yes
Contact:                          W.N. McMurry Construction Co., Rich Fairservis (307) 472-2908

The Cheyenne Logistics Hub is located in the new Swan Ranch business park. Currently under construction, it will have service from both the BNSF and the Union Pacific Railroads, and has access to the both I-25 and I-80. With plans for more than 10 feeder tracks, there will be at least 2 miles of siding available. Different sizes of lots are available from 5 to 50 acres, with zoning ranging from heavy industrial, to light industrial and Highway Commercial. All utilities, namely electricity, natural gas, phone and data, water, and sewer will be available at the sites. For more information contact Rich Fairservis with W.N. McMurry Construction Company at (307) 472-2908.

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