The first phase of a major rail park opened this week in Port Arthur, Texas as rail cars started rolling onto some 30,000 feet of track. Alpenglow Rail and USA Rail Terminals opened the rail-car storage, switching and transloading logistics park and immediately announced that their Phase 2 construction will commence and will double the size of the facility.
Alpenglow Rail Chief Executive Officer Rich Montgomery said that "our first phase of construction at Port Arthur was such a huge success that we are announcing that we will roll immediately into our Phase 2 construction, doubling the facility to store more than 1,000 rail cars and constructing a state-of-the-art transloading facility that will be capable of handling many commodities such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, crude oil, asphalt, biodiesel, ethanol and more."
The Texas facility is a 51-acre Kansas City Southern Railroad served terminal in Texas, located within the Port Arthur and Beaumont refinery and petrochemical corridor, in close proximity to Indorama, Exxon, Chevron, Motiva, Total, BASF and other industrial players.
Denver-based Alpenglow Rail, which specializes in operating and growing rail businesses, acquired two major Texas and Louisiana rail facilities from USA Rail Terminals earlier this year. The terminals, under the USA Rail banner, are owned by Jim Donnan Companies and High Roller Group, two family-controlled enterprises based in Center, Texas. USA Rail provides a broad range of rail services, including railcar storage, switching, transloading and railcar cleaning solutions in the Gulf Coast of the United States.
Alpenglow, in partnership with Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure), also own and operate VIP Rail, a business that comprises two railcar storage, transloading, railcar cleaning, and switching companies in Sarnia, Ontario served by the Canadian National and CSX Railroads.
Based in Denver, Colorado, Alpenglow focuses on investing in, developing, and managing freight rail businesses and related transportation assets across North America. Alpenglow currently owns three rail businesses, switches over 20,000 carloads, and is actively developing 3,000 acres of industrial parks.