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Design9 Railway Engineering

Railway Engineering

Our Track Department offers a wide array of services, which include designing new and redesigning/upgrading existing intermodal and auto-handling facilities as well as rail yards, sidings, and mainline trackage. Our industrial trackage experience includes designing lead, loop, spur, and yard tracks for coal mines and energy, chemical, and grain facilities.

Design Nine, Inc., strives to meet your surveying needs in many areas including location surveys, derailment surveys, bridge situation surveys, construction layout for track and bridge, and settlement/alignment monitoring.

Railway Facilities

We work to improve existing railway facilities, assist in the expansion of railroad facilities, and create completely new railroad facilities, including the following:


  • Auto Handling
  • Hump Yard Improvements
  • Rail Yard Design
  • Sidings
  • Mainline Trackage

Industrial Trackage

Design Nine produces rail designs that lead to new or existing grain elevators, power plants, ethanol plants, frac sand facilities, mines, chemical plants, refineries, steel mills, and other facilities. We also perform superior work on existing industry track expansions, improvements, and entirely new projects. When it comes to industrial trackage, Design Nine is the liaison between the industry and the railroad for submittals and approvals. From conceptual design to final construction plans, we handle your project with care and work to exceed your expectations.


  • Tracks/Spurs/Yards
  • Loop Track and Unit Train Facilities
  • Coal Mines
  • Ethanol Facilities

Deceleration Sidings


Design Nine, Inc. is proud to maintain multiple survey crews serving the contiguous 48 states. We offer railroad surveying in the following areas:

Topographical Location Surveys of Existing Conditions

  • Emergency Derailment Surveys with 24-Hour Response
  • Bridge Situations Surveys/Structural Monitoring
  • Construction/Track/Bridge Layout
  • Settlement/Alignment Monitoring

Grade Crossing

Accident Investigation Surveys

Drainage Surveys

Clearance Surveys

Crossing Diamonds/Interlocker Surveys

Detailed Geometry Surveys Including Turnouts and Special Track Work

Construction Staking and Layout