Designing a Functional Bulk Terminal Facility

This course will educate the attendee on best practices in planning for and designing a functional bulk terminal facility. Topics covered will include: what is a bulk terminal facility, what are typical commodities shipped in bulk, what are typical loading and unloading systems for bulk commodities, what is precision scheduled railroading, and how to design for unit train vs manifest operations with spurs, loop tracks, and interchange yards. The course will benefit those involved in planning, engineering, and operations. Commodities to be discussed include coal, aggregates, oil & gas, sand, fly ash, grains, plastics, chemicals, metals, timber, fertilizers, etc.

This course is comprised of recommended practices and relevant accumulated knowledge from subject matter experts in the railroad industry.   It is not intended as a regulatory qualification.

Please note this webinar was conducted in November 2019 and August 2020.

Presenter Biographies

Michael Atzert is a Senior Engineer with Design Nine, Inc. located in St. Louis, MO where he manages railroad related projects for Industries and Regional and Shortline Railroads for over 15 years. He specializes in working with industries and the railroads that serve those industries to maximize a track layout on any given parcel to achieve the maximum rail car handling capacity that allows for a rail operation that is both efficient, economical and acceptably by the serving railroad. His projects and responsibilities range from leading crews performing location surveys and construction staking to performing project management for railroad related projects across the continental U.S.

Darren Eyre is a Vice President with CRS Engineers, a 114-year old railroad and civil engineering consulting firm serving clients throughout the country.  He has 20 years of experience in the fields of engineering and surveying, with an emphasis in railroad infrastructure.  He has played a pivotal role in the design and construction of main lines, branch lines, yards, industry spurs, railroad crossings, and terminals.  This rail infrastructure was designed for the purpose of developing rail served industrial parks, transload facilities, coal terminals, oil refineries, frac-sand facilities, automotive and intermodal yards, grain terminals, ethanol plants, and other projects vital for the growth and sustainability of our economy. 


Life Members: $79.00
Student Members: $49.50

PDH Credit: 1.5

*Webinar fees are non-refundable and by registering you agree to this policy.

Webinar Time is Eastern Time.

4/20/2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

PDH Hours: 1.5

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