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Rail Trans-loading & Car Services

McDonald Farms Enterprises Inc. (MFEI) owns and operates through its subsidiary, National Western Properties, LLLC (NWP), a truck/rail trans-loading and unloading, short-term commodity storage facility in Denver, Colorado.

The rail facility is served by the BNSF Railway, the Union Pacific Railroad and a short line offering easy rail access throughout the Western United States. In addition, because of its location within one-half mile of the junction of Interstate 25 and Interstate 70, this facility allows truck access from any direction.

24/7 Service

Regular Hours 7:30am to 5:00pm MON - FRI | 303-772-4577

Our Rail Trans-loading and Car Services offer on-site, short-term storage capability

  • A track length capacity for 22 rail cars
  • Storage silo capacity of up to 1,500 tons allow the transfer of dry bulk materials such as fly ash, cement, cement kiln dust, sand and similar products
  • Eight acres of land for the open storage of oversized or bulk materials not needing covered protection
  • Storage tanks for many liquids including inedible oils, bio-diesel and food-grade or non-hazardous waste liquids
  • Box cars, gondolas, open or covered hoppers, tank cars and flat cars can be used to ship or receive finished and unfinished commodities
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Our provided on-site facility services include:

  • 24 hours facility surveillance provided by NWP employees
  • Full facility security fencing
  • Electrical connections for 120v, 240v, 480v and 600 amp capacity equipment
  • Compressed air, fresh water, liquid waste disposal, heated and insulated storage tanks
  • Overnight truck parking and warehouse space for the re-packaging of commodities
  • Vacuum trucks for loading, unloading or clean-up activities
  • A certified truck scale on-site
  • Car cleaning (all types, including hoppers, tank cars, gondola's, etc.)
  • Routine maintenance of rail cars and equipment
  • Certified welding, electrical and mechanical services by facility staff on truck or rail equipment
  • Sampling of liquid or bulk materials
  • Forklifts, cranes, pumping equipment, conveyors, car and pocket shakers, dust collection devices, air slides and other unloading devices for most all materials
  • On-site tank car heater systems
  • Equipment located on-site for switching of cars and movement of trailers

Dedicated Railcar Services

Construction near Denver Union Station will affect railcar parking facilities for several years. National Western Properties offers private railcar parking just north of downtown Denver. Serviced by BNSF and Union Pacific railways, the facility's services include:

  • Potable water
  • Waste pumping and disposal
  • Electrical service (110v, 220v and 440v) up to 500 amps
  • Number 2 diesel fuel
  • Propane and gasoline

Generator sets, electrical and mechanical routine maintenance services can also be provided.

Who and where we are

NWP is a wholly owned subsidiary of MFEI which has long standing relationships with the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railways and Hulcher Services, Inc. NWP is also a member of the Rail Passenger Car Alliance and American Association of Private Railcar Owners.

Randall McDonald, General Manager, has over 30 years of railroad experience and involvement in historic and preservation rail activities. He can be reached directly at (303) 981-6838 or by e-mail.

NWP's facility is located at 4647 National Western Drive, Denver, CO 80216. Located 2-1/2 miles north of Union Station it has easy access to both Interstate 25 and Interstate 70. The National Western Stock Show Complex is less than a 1/4 mile east of the facility.

Welcome to Denver, Colorado - Enjoy the visit and have an adventure

In addition to Denver's cultural draw as the Queen City of the Plains, it is an outdoor and sports enthusiast's ultimate destination. Dude ranches, fly-fishing, whitewater kayaking or rafting, ballooning, helicopter tours, horseback riding and other off-road adventures are available year round. The Rockies are 20 minutes away where hiking, snowboarding and more await - sometimes all in the same day.

Denver is also home to seven professional sports teams. Baseball, basketball, soccer, football, ice hockey, lacrosse and rugby - Denver's got it all. Food service catering, rental cars and shuttles to ski areas and local attractions can be easily arranged.

For additional information contact Randy at 303-981-6838 or go to our Contact Page