Portland Terminal Railroad Company PTRC #649

Nature of Firm

The PTRC performs industry switching for UP and BNSF at industries located at Guilds Lake Yard in northwest Portland, OR. UP and BNSF cover all operating and maintenance costs for the PTRC in return for their use in common. BNSF assumed the accounting functions on behalf of PTRC and bills the UP for their portion of costs each month. Each Class I railroad handles their own demurrage and car hire.  UP and BNSF equipment are considered home on the PTRC.

History

The Northern Pacific Terminal Company was established in 1882. Ownership was split Oregon & California —20%, and the Northern Pacific and Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company — 40% each. On November 1, 1965, the company was renamed Portland Terminal Railroad Company. The company is jointly owned by UP and BNSF. Under an Operating Agreement between PTRC, BNSF and UP, the two Class I railroads have use in common with PTRC at its Guilds Lake Yard. 

Company Information

Mailing Address

Portland Terminal Railroad Company
3500 NW Yeon Avenue
Portland, OR 97210

Phone 503-241-9898
Fax 503-241-9885
Web Site n/a
Contacts

Russ Hulihan
General Manager

Company Affiliation Jointly UP and BNSF
Interchange Points Guilds Lake Yard, Portland, OR
Agreement Type Terminal Switching Carrier
Information Exchange Method TCS