Kettle Falls International Railway, LLC

SERVING WASHINGTON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA

Kettle Falls International Railway (KFR), one of the premier shortline railroads in Washington, operates over 133 miles of former Burlington Northern Santa Fe trackage in Northeastern Washington State and Southeastern British Columbia. KFR operates from the BNSF interchange at Chewelah, Washington to Columbia Gardens, British Columbia. A second line operates from Kettle Falls, Washington to Grand Forks, British Columbia.

KFR has a very diverse traffic base, including lumber, plywood, wood products, minerals, metals, fertilizer, industrial chemicals, and abrasives. Key customers include ATCO Lumber, Boise Cascade, Columbia Cedar, Columbia Gardens Reload, International Forest, International Raw Materials, Pacific Abrasives, Stimson Lumber, Teck Resources Ltd, and Vaagen Bros Lumber.

KFR works closely with local economic development agencies on new business opportunities and with six days per week rail connections with BNSF, KFR is an excellent choice for new plant locations.

CONTACT

OLS  Business Development:
Scott Eubank
Phone:  972-971-7783

Local Site Manager:
Rob Tkach
Phone: 303-398-4550

Office:
125 East Meyers Street
Kettle Falls, Washington 99141

 



CASE STUDIES


PORT OF BROWNSVILLE

On the Southernmost tip of Texas, at the port of Brownsville, rails and road and ready workforce converge. Nearby 40,000 acres of Texas land stand ready for industrial development, while expanded drilling in Mexico’s adjacent Burgos Basin shale formation waits on the proper energy expertise. (Read more)

OLS MAKES SHIPPING EASY

OLS works with one of North America’s leading manufacturers and distributors of steel tubing to optimize its transload and warehousing operation.   OLS implemented a Rail Inventory Management System resulting in greater visibility and better management of product inventory and transportation cost. (Read more)

TURN KEY TRANSLOAD

OmniTRAX Logistics Services works with a top 10 E&P company to develop and manage a turn-key transload solution that helps the customer quickly gain access to a new market. Within a short period of time OLS proposed a bundled solution and developed a frac sand rail-to-truck facility. (Read more)