About USA Rail

Your Hub for Railcar Storage and Transloading

 

Strategic Supply Chain Solutions

USA Rail is a rail logistics company with terminals strategically positioned in key Gulf Coast markets, surrounded by leading names in refining and petrochemicals. USA Rail offers customers a variety of services, including railcar storage, switching, transloading, cleaning and more. With rail terminals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana served by the UP, and Port Arthur, Texas served by the KCS, USA Rail is the preferred rail partner for Gulf Coast industry. USA Rail’s footprint covers 204 acres of heavy industrial land, over 1,600 railcar storage spots, and has ample room for expansion.

Multiple Strategic Locations

Two rail terminals with a third coming soon

Custom Supply Chain Solutions

Railcar storage, switching, transloading, cleaning and more.

Optionality for Customers

Access to UP in Baton Rouge and KCS in Port Arthur

Proven Rail Operators

Unmatched Safety, Service and Security

Experienced in Volume

More than 30,000 railcars switched per year

USA Rail was acquired in July 2020 by Alpenglow Rail. Based in Denver, Colorado, Alpenglow Rail focuses on investing in, developing, and managing freight rail businesses, and related transportation assets across North America.

Learn more by visiting Alpenglow Rail

A.Baton Rouge, LA Union Pacific
B.Port Arthur, TX Kansas City Southern

USA Rail’s Leadership Team

USA Rail is led by rail veterans with over 125 years combined experience in the rail industry.

Jacob Albright

Director of Business Development

Jake joined USA Rail Terminals in July 2021 as the Director of Business Development. Jake leads the company’s sales, marketing, and business development efforts in the Gulf Coast.

As a Business Development professional, Jake works with new and current rail shippers to develop the right rail solutions for their logistical challenges. For instance, he leads the design and construction of new rail yards for customers’ needs and procures custom transload equipment to help customers transfer various products for all transportation modes. Jake is an innovative, solution oriented professional, uniquely capable of helping USA Rail Terminals customers succeed.

Prior to joining USA Rail Terminals, Jake started his 23-year career with Rescar where he fell in love with the industry and worked his way into management, overseeing rail switching operations. After 6 years with Rescar Jake spent 7 years with Petroleum Service Corporation (PSC) where he held a variety of different leadership roles within the organization, finishing as a Senior Level Operations Manager. In this role Jake was responsible for leading railcar switching, liquids loading, bulk loading, warehouse logistics, and dock operations for several major customers consisting of over 200 field employees and direct reports. Jake spent a decade with US Development Group (USDG) where he led operations and business development for two Gulf Coast rail terminals. Jake finished his USDG career focusing on commercializing green field developments along the Houston Ship Channel. In his tenure with USDG Jake was able to generate over $60MM of annual revenue for the Gulf Coast terminals and dredge receiving facilities.

 Throughout his 23-year professional career, Jake has acquired vast practical leadership experience and holds many management and technical certifications. Jake is also an active member of both professional and public community organizations.

Danny Allison

Regional Vice President of Operations

Danny Allison is the Regional Vice President of Operations for USA Rail, leading the operating team at both Baton Rouge, LA and Port Arthur, TX. Mr. Allison’s responsibilities include leading and mentoring the various operating teams, managing and executing upon USA Rail’s stringent safety programs, developing and implementing the employee training programs, and overseeing the customer service department.

Prior to USA Rail, Mr. Allison’s railroad career included various roles of increasing responsibility at Southern Pacific Transportation / Union Pacific Railroad where Mr. Allison ultimately was responsible for terminal operations in areas such as San Antonio, TX, Livonia, LA, New Braunfels, TX, and Beaumont, TX. Mr. Allison also served as the General Manager for the TXNW located in Sunray, TX as well as its sister company, the TXGN, located in Gonzales, TX.

Leveraging a 32 year history of railroad experience, Mr. Allison has created a unique culture of operating excellence and a safety first mentality at USA Rail. Mr. Allison strongly believes that Safety, Service and Security are the pillars of running a world class rail terminal, and prioritizes these values in making every operating decision.

Mr. Allison has instilled this commitment to Safety, Service and Security across the entire USA Rail operating team.

USA Rail is fully owned by Alpenglow Rail and is supported by the Alpenglow Rail executive leadership team.

Rich Montgomery

CEO

Rich is a Partner and the Chief Executive Officer of Alpenglow Rail. Rich has over 20 years of experience in executive leadership, developing and growing businesses, and executing large scale transactions. Rich began his career in commercial real-estate, and prior to Alpenglow, spent 10 years as Senior Vice President of OmniTRAX / The Broe Group, one of the nation’s largest shortline railroad, real estate and oil & gas holding companies. At OmniTRAX, Rich located many new customer facilities to its railroads and industrial parks including Anheuser Busch, Cargill, Halliburton, Vestas, and many others. Rich has managed businesses and assets with over $1 billion in value, purchased and sold over $500 million in transportation and real estate businesses, and developed nearly 10,000 acres of land. Rich received a Bachelor’s degree in business finance, with emphasis in real estate from San Diego State University.

Darcy Brede

COO

Darcy is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Alpenglow Rail. Darcy has over 25 years’ experience and a proven track record in improving operations, safety and bottom line performance for leading shortline rail companies. Prior to joining Alpenglow, Darcy was President and COO of OmniTRAX / The Broe Group managing 2,500 miles of track, 17 shortline railroads, four switching operations, two port facilities, and two intermodal concessions. Before OmniTRAX, Darcy spent over ten years with BC Rail where he developed and implemented the company’s first system wide integrated operating plan which drove significant profitability improvement leading to its $1 billion sale to CN in 2004. Darcy received his MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia.

Henning Von Kalm

CFO

Henning is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Alpenglow Rail. Henning has more than 15 years of infrastructure and transportation deal experience, with an emphasis on sourcing, assessing, and executing investment opportunities. Henning spent 12 years in Deutsche Bank’s M&A group focused on rail, terminals, ports, and aviation. Following, Henning ran corporate development for OmniTRAX, responsible for sourcing and executing deals in the rail, terminals, ports and related transportation spaces. Henning received his MA (Hons) in International Business from the University of Edinburgh.

Josh Huster

CSO

Josh is a Partner and the Chief Strategy Officer of Alpenglow Rail. Josh has over 10 years’ experience in strategy, corporate development, and investments primarily focused in shortline rail. Prior to Alpenglow, Josh was Director at OmniTRAX / The Broe Group where he developed and executed growth initiatives, sourced and executed investment opportunities, and built and led its research & analysis capability central to the company’s strategic planning and growth. Josh started his career in wealth management, providing asset management and financial planning to high net worth individuals and businesses. Josh received his Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado.

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Railcar Storage Spots

Industrial-Zoned Acres

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Markets and Class 1 Railroads

USA Rail Switches More Than

Railcars per Year

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