Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad PSAP #640

Nature of Firm

PSAP operates freight service over 131 miles of track in Northwest Washington. The line consists of the following segments: 1) Centralia, WA to Elma to Aberdeen-Hoquiam, WA, 2) Elma to Shelton which connects with U. S. Navy line that PSAP operates from Shelton to Bremerton and Bangor and 3) Centralia to Chehalis to Curtis. PSAP provides switching and haulage for UP at Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Shelton and McCleary via Centralia. Traffic includes forest products, scrap metal, grains, aluminum, chemicals and military traffic.


The line was opened from Centralia to Elma in May 1891 by the Tacoma, Olympia & Grays Harbor Railroad. They extended the line to Aberdeen the following year, and the company became part of the United Railways of Washington. Northern Pacific (NP) acquired the company in 1898. In 1970, NP was merged into Burlington Northern, and BN sold the line to PSAP on August 30, 1997.  In April 2002, RailAmerica purchased the line from ParkSierra Corporation.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad
501 N. 2nd Street
P. O. Box L-2
Elma, WA 98541

Phone 360-482-4994
Fax 360-482-3966
Web Site www.railamerica.com

Kevin Spradlin
General Manager

Catherine Martin
Marketing Manager

Company Affiliation RailAmerica, Inc.
Interchange Points Blakeslee Junction and Centralia, WA
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI