Real Estate and Land Access

How to access OmniTRAX-owned real estate

Beyond just making shipping by rail as easy as possible, we strive to make all aspects of dealing with rail simple and painless. Quite possibly one of the most cumbersome interactions one can have with railroads is when you need access to the area around the tracks themselves. Whether you need to install utility lines or build a road over tracks, we will  help you make that easy too. First, we will need to know what you would like to do (i.e. lay pipes or wires along the tracks, dig on our land, etc.). Next, we will have you fill out the application that best suits your needs from the list below and submit it to us according to the instructions on the respective cover sheet. Once we have all of your information, we will give you a call and walk you through the process.  That’s it!  If you have any questions about how to access OmniTRAX-owned real estate, give us a call or send us an email.

 U.S. East:

Alabama and Tennessee River Railway, Chicago Rail Link, Decatur Railway, Fulton County Railway, Georgia and Florida Railway, Georgia Woodlands Railroad, Great Western Railway of Colorado, Illinois Railway, Manufacturers Junction Railway, Newburgh and South Shore Railroad, Northern Ohio and Western Railway

U.S .West:

Brownsville and Rio Grande Railway, Central Texas and Colorado River Railway, Kettle Falls International Railway, Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado Railway, Panhandle Northern Railroad, Sand Spring Railway, Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad

Canada:

Carlton Trail Railway, Hudson Bay Railway

 

CONTACT: 

Heather Stones, Contract Administrator

Phone: (303) 398-0441

Email: OmniTRAX Real Estate

 


 

RIGHT OF ENTRY

If you need to access railroad-owned property as a part of your adjacent project which may include, but is not limited to, digging, drilling, soil sampling, monitoring, surveys, etc., you will be required to obtain written permission in the form of a Right of Entry agreement.  We grant thirty (30) day Right of Entry agreements. If you will require a Right of Entry for longer than a thirty day period, please let us know in advance.

pdf_icon Non-Environmental Right of Entry Application

pdf_icon Environmental Right of Entry Application


LAND LEASE

For land uses such as parking, farming, cell towers, signboards, etc., please complete the land lease application below and provide us with details as to how you intend to use the property.

pdf_icon Land Lease Application

If you intend to use the property solely for the purposes of maintenance (i.e. pruning bushes, mowing, or trash/debris clean up and removal) use the beautification lease application below.

pdf_icon Beautification Lease Application

If you are a single-family resident and need to use railroad owned property to access your dwelling, parking, or for additional yard space, etc., use the residential lease application below.

pdf_icon Residential Lease Application

If you are a current tenant, but are requesting a modification to your existing agreement, use the modification to lease application below.

pdf_icon Modification to Lease Application

If you are a current tenant, but need to request an assignment of your agreement to a new applicant, use the assignment of lease application below.

pdf_iconAssignment of Lease Application

 


TRACK LEASE

To lease railroad-owned track for railcar service or storage, use the track lease application provided below.

pdf_icon Track Lease Application

If you are an industry and require railcar service over industry-owned track, use the industry track lease application below.

pdf_icon Industry Track Lease Application

 


GRADE CROSSING

If you are a government agency or municipality requiring a grade crossing, complete the public grade crossing application provided below.

pdf_icon Public Grade Crossing Application

If you are an industry, resident, or other non-municipal entity requiring a grade crossing, complete the private grade crossing application below.

 Private Grade Crossing Application

 


UTILITIES

If you are requesting aerial wire line occupancy, complete the aerial wire line crossing or parallelism application below.

pdf_icon Aerial Wire Line Crossing or Parallelism Application

If you are requesting an underground wire line occupancy, complete the underground wire line crossing or parallelism application below.

pdf_iconUnderground Wire Line Crossing or Parallelism Application

If you are requesting a pipe line occupancy or mineral rights, complete the pipe line crossing or parallelism application below.

pdf_iconPipe Line Crossing Parallelism

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

For most non-hazardous lease requests, your insurance will need to follow the requirements in the template provided below.

pdf_iconStandard Certificate of Insurance Request Form

For most hazardous lease requests, your insurance will need to follow the requirements in the template provided below.

pdf_iconCertificate of Insurance Request Form Hazardous

If you will be occupying property within fifty feet of an active rail corridor, you will be required to obtain a CG 24 17 10, as shown in the sample below.

pdf_iconCommercial General Liability

 

If you need an agreement from us, but do not see the application for the agreement type, or have questions regarding insurance requirements, rates, etc., please contact us at: OmniTRAX.real.Estate@omnitrax.com