We’ve earned our stellar reputation with major railroad companies by successfully performing design-build contracts for new rail lines. Clients also turn to Ames for capacity improvement and expansion projects, bridge replacement, repair, and other rehabilitation work.

Our portfolio includes Class 1 mainline construction, intermodal facilities, terminals, maintenance, and emergency response. Ames crews are accustomed to working safely alongside live tracks and executing critical work during tightly controlled track shutdown periods.

Sandpoint Junction Connector

Built a second mainline track four miles over water in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Railway Emergency Work

Performed critical rail repairs following severe flooding in Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri.

Truxton Natural Crossover

Built a new 2.75-mile railroad alignment with a flyover bridge in Truxton, Arizona.

Alliance Intermodal CMGC

Added 8 miles of new track at an intermodal facility in Haslet, Texas.

Moorhead Grade Separation

Built an underpass to eliminate the intersection of rail lines and streets in Moorhead, Minnesota.

CSX Fairburn Intermodal

Expanded an intermodal facility in Fairburn, Georgia, using CMAR delivery method.

Metropolis Rail Bridge

Rebuilt approach to a rail bridge spanning the Ohio River.

Lakeside Bridge

Built new rail bridge on the Great Salt Lake Causeway.

Mesquite Intermodal Expansion

Constructed a 105,000-square-yard addition to an intermodal facility near Dallas, Texas.

Perris Valley Commuter Rail

Double-tracked 24 miles of new and upgraded track for Southern California’s Metrolink.

Port of Long Beach

Performed a track realignment including 7 miles of new railroad track at the Port of Long Beach.

Strauss Fueling Yard

Performed construction to support expanded operations at a rail facility in Santa Theresa, New Mexico.

RTD Eagle P3 Commuter Rail

JV partner in the construction of 36 miles of double-track electric commuter rail lines in Denver, Colorado.

Central Corridor Light Rail

Built 3 miles of light rail track between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Memphis Intermodal Expansion

Performed expansion to increase efficiency and reduce emissions at a Tennessee intermodal facility.

Bull Mountain Design-Build

Constructed a 36-mile-long railroad spur in Montana.

Olathe Grade Separation

Eliminated nearly half of the at-grade crossings over railroad tracks in Olathe, Kansas.