Markets Served - Railroad


At SurvWest we understand the fast paced nature of the Railroad industry, and have designed and dedicated our business model to have the resources and the rapid response to meet our clients’ needs, project goals and schedules. We have the field, office and professional staff to meet the capacity of our clients’ needs. We have the mobilization and logistics techniques to be nearly anywhere within the United States within 24 hours and stay for the duration of the project.

SurvWest's services to the railway industry cover innovative solutions for all of the Class 1, short line, commuter, light rail and HSR (High Speed Rail) needs. Our team is safety trained and certified with e-railsafe, e-verify and contractor orientation. Our professionals understand the unique language, procedures and methods used within the railway industry. From historical research and title defense, right-of-way determination and development, to design and mapping and construction staking, we are here to serve your needs. Our team specializes in historical research and boundary surveys, right-of-way and railroad surveying throughout the US; we currently have in place techniques and methods to mobilize our highly experienced staff to project locations, efficiently and in a cost savings manner.

  • Engineering Design Surveys (Double Track, Sidings, Industrial and IMF)
  • Construction Surveys (Slope Staking, Track CL layout, TLM CL staking, verification, as-builts
  • Mapping Services (Mobile LiDAR, Traditional Ground based, Aerial and UAS)
  • Bridge Surveys (Scanning, LiDAR and Photo capture 3D with renderings)
  • Emergency Response Services
  • Boundary Surveys and Retracements
  • Right-of-Way Acquisition Surveys
  • Right-of-Way determination (Existing)
  • Right-of-Way Plan Sets
  • Easement Surveys
  • ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
  • Historical Records Research (Railroads and private ownerships)
  • Abstracting and Research
  • Records review and determination
  • Ownership and title determination
  • Expert Witness (Historical & Boundary – specific to Railroad Industry)
  • Title Defense (Expert Services for determining and defending title)
  • GIS Mapping Services