Strategically located in the Greater Salt Lake City area, the four transloading facilities of Salt Lake Garfield and Western Railway are adjacent to two critical interstate highway arteries, I-15 going north and south, and I-80 going east and west. In addition, Salt Lake City is a major crossroads area for Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railways with whom we have Class 1 interchange agreements. This gives our customers the ability to efficiently transfer bulk rail-shipped commodities to and from drop sites in and around this important geographical region, thus speeding delivery time while saving on inland supply chain distribution costs. SLGW offers a range of transloading services at some of the lowest costs in the area.
SLGW commonly provides transloading for a wide variety of materials, including: aggregates, cement, plastics, petroleum products, lumbers and steels. In addition, we are able to accommodate transloading for many others materials upon request. Among our four transloading facilities, two are designed to safely handle combustible/flammable materials.
The transloading process is as follows: A loaded or empty railcar is shipped from its origin and is routed to the care of SLGW for transloading placement. Many railcars are purpose-built for the commodity being hauled and our facilities can handle any type of railcar. The freight car is then received by SLGW, where under a track license and transloading agreement the railcar is spotted or placed in the designated transload area for the materials transfer. Customers also have the option to store their railcars on-site until needed. Additional details about railcar storage can be found in our car storage agreement.
For more information about our transloading services, please call COO Chris Weesner at 801-322-3429 (office) or 801-652-7167 (cell) for more information.