Tacoma Municipal Belt Railway TMBL #759

Nature of Firm

TMBL is a switch and terminal carrier located in Tacoma, WA.  Tacoma Rail does the switching for TMBL’s Tidelands Division which includes the Port of Tacoma.


This railroad started as a passenger trolley line in 1889.  Freight operations were added in 1918, and passenger service ended in 1948. In 1955, the operations went under the Tacoma Department of Public Utilities. In 1998, Tacoma Rail started to provide switching services.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Tacoma Rail
P.O. Box 11007
2601 SR 509 N. Frontage Road
Tacoma, WA 98411

Phone 253-502-8155
Fax 253-396-3160
Web Site www.tacomarail.com

Michael Klass
Marketing Manager

Company Affiliation City of Tacoma
Interchange Points Tacoma, WA
Agreement Type Switch Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI