Railroad

Safe, on-time operations are essential to the rail industry.  Shannon & Wilson has worked for all Class I railroads in the United States and Canada, many of the short lines, and several transit authorities providing passenger rail.  Our thorough understanding of rail safety requirements and engineering operations allows us to provide innovative, cost-effective services ranging from routine design and construction engineering to on-call emergency response.  

All Shannon & Wilson personnel assigned to rail projects are railroad-safety trained and fully understand rail safety requirements.  They are also adept at recommending construction methods that minimize negative impact on the environment.  Our track record includes providing solutions for:

  • New rail lines, siding extensions, and double-tracking
  • New bridges, culverts, retaining walls, and tunnels
  • Embankment failures, landslide remediation, and track instabilities
  • Rock-slope stability, rock-fall mitigation, and early-warning measures
  • New yards and intermodal facilities, including pavement recommendations
  • Tunnel rehabilitation and clearance improvement
  • Drainage improvements
  • Remote monitoring of track stability