Engineering Services Functional Group

Technical Committee 6 - Rail Facilities, Utilities and Buildings

This committee is responsible for the development and publication of recommended practices and information for structures used in the following railway activities:

  • Offices, towers, CTC centers
  • Car repair shops
  • Diesel repair shops
  • Wheel and bearing shops
  • Energy conservation and audits
  • Locomotive sanding and fueling facilities
  • Passenger stations
  • Maintenance-of-way equipment repair facilities
  • Locomotive wash facilities
  • Freight forwarding facilities
  • Material management facilities


Ryan J. Gottsch, PE

Principal Project Manager/Transit & Rail Facilities Lead



Vice Chair

Alois J. Kostelnik, PE

Principal Engineer




Derek Brown

Manager Engineering

BNSF Railway


Subcommittees and Current Assignments

Subcommittee A: Recommendations for Further Investigation and Research.

D-01-00: Design Criteria for Locomotive Washing Facilities.

Subcommittee B: Revision of Manual.

DB-02-11: Energy Conservation and Audits.

DB-03-11: Design Criteria for Main Line Fueling Facilities.

DB-04-11: Design Criteria for Rail Yard Plant Utilities.

DB-01-13: Design Criteria for Railway Office Buildings.