Columbia Basin Railroad


Rail needs are served by both The Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and the Columbia Basin Railroad (CBRR). The mainline of the BNSF has connections to the Chicago area from Quincy in as little as fort-eight hours; to and from times of departure.  New rail is arriving at the Port of Moses Lake va the CBRR where Foreign Trade Zone #203 supports numerous manufacturers.

Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal

Located within the heart of Washington’s largest agricultural shipping community, the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal is poised to provide rail freight transportation solutions for the shippers of Central Washington. Designed to be an inland intermodal solution to the congestion of coastal ports, the terminal provides convenient access along the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe mainline, as well as close proximity to the I-90 corridor and Hwy 281.


The Port of Quincy offers secure storage within its intermodal terminal for clients who receive cargo. Storage areas are available in one-thousand, two-thousand, and five thousand square foot plots. Space rental is charged on a weekly basis and billed monthly.

Additionally, the Intermodal Terminal offers:
  • 8,000 feet of storage rail siding on three tracks;
  • Receiving of inbound railcars and both dry and refrigerated containers;
  • 16 acres and an additional 40 acres for expansion;
  • Convenient access to I-90, Hwy 28 and Hwy 281;
  • Storage capacity for over 1,500 containers & chassis;
  • 24 multi-phase refrigeration unit plugs; 230 & 460 volt.
  • Container washout facilities for containers and loaded truck chassis

Ideal Location

The Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal’s strategic location makes it ideal for Central Washington shippers. With mainline rail access and convenient proximity to I-90, the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal is also positioned as an inland port to meet the growing demand for containerized cargo in the United States.

Columbia Basin Railroad

The Columbia Basin Railroad is centrally located in the Columbia Basin region of Washington State. Interchanging with the BNSF in Connell, the line runs north crossing I-90 before reaching Moses Lake. Along the route, the Columbia Basin Railroad also services Warden, Bruce, Schrag and Othello. In total, the line consists of 86 track miles, 73 of it owned by Columbia Basin Railroad, the other 13 is on a long term lease from the BNSF.

Presently, the main commodities hauled on this line are agricultural goods, inbound fertilizer, chemicals, and processed potatoes and vegetables. Given the line’s strategic proximity to both I-90 and SR-17, its central location between Seattle, Spokane and the Tri-Cities, the availability of competitive power and industrial zoned land, the Columbia Basin Railroad is strongly positioned to handle significant growth.

Ideal for Business

  • Industrial Friendly Communities Looking for Growth
  • Very Temperate Climate, Nearly 300 Days of Sunshine
  • Thousands of Industrial Zoned Land Available
  • Population Nearly 100,000 in the Area
  • I-90, SR 17 and SR 26 in the Area
  • Spokane International Airport 80 Miles
  • Tri-Cities International 40 Miles
  • Utilities available: Natural Gas, Fiber Optics, Water
  • Most Affordable Electricity in the Nation
  • Grant County International Airport, Feature the Second Largest Runway in the Nation, Space Shuttle Alternate Landing Site
  • Reliable Daily Rail Service