About Us

Queen City Railroad Construction, Inc. is a safety-focused company that specializes in new railroad construction, track rehabilitation and construction management services for rail projects of all sizes and complexities. For more than 88 years, Queen City has been serving the rail industry with a proven record of unparalleled quality in workmanship and safety-focused rail construction services.

Queen City is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee and operates nationwide. We have constructed hundreds of rail projects spanning the nation – working with Class I, Freight, Industrial, Military and Transit rail operations on some of the most complex and dynamic rail projects in the nation’s history.

Explore the benefits of having Queen City manage and build your next rail construction project.

Philosophy

The mission of Queen City is to provide unparalleled quality in workmanship and safety-focused construction services to the rail industry. Founded in 1928, Queen City’s history reveals a focus on building and improving rail infrastructure with safety and client-focused principles that have that have endured over time. Today, we look forward to building on the legacy set decades ago to provide exceptional service to our clients.

How We Work

Completing your rail construction project safely, on-time and in compliance with your project requirements is the focus of what we do. We work closely with our clients from start to finish – throughout the entire construction process, to ensure that all safety, design, construction, quality, compliance and inspection requirements are met on even the most complex rail construction projects.

Pre-Construction Management

Our teams of Project Managers and Project Engineers work with clients in the early stages of planning and design to help develop a well-defined scope. Our project engineering and management oversight on the constructibility, design, scheduling, procurement and construction activities keep project goals, schedules and budgets on track.

Construction Management

Our teams of seasoned railroad professionals deliver a full range of new track construction, track rehabilitation and civil construction services for freight, transit and industrial projects. Our team’s industry expertise, field crews and use of state-of-the-art railroad construction equipment provides the necessary resources and manpower to minimize disruptions and keep project goals on track.

Post-Construction Management/Close Out

Completing projects safely and on time is our goal. We assist our clients through the project close-out process to ensure compliance in reporting, inspection, testing and maintenance.

Health, Safety, Quality Control

All Queen City crews are focused and dedicated to a safety-first approach to the established systems, processes and requirements of each project.

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Safety

Queen City is committed to providing safe operations and environments for all of our employees and the clients we serve. It is the mission of Queen City to provide safety-focused, quality, reliable, client-focused contractor services to the rail industry. We have been a NRC Member since 2000 and continually strive for industry-best safety excellence and believe that incorporating safety into the jobsite is working with integrity.
First Place
NRC Safety Contractor Award
2001, 2005, 2013 & 2014
Second Place
NRC Safety Contractor Award
2003, 2004, 2007, & 2015
Zero OSHA Accidents
2001, 2002, 2003 & 2013
Military Safety Award
Over 400 days injury free

Leadership

Our experienced staff of railroad project managers, engineers and field crews are dedicated, knowledgeable professionals that have added value to rail projects throughout the nation. The depth of experience in our team allows Queen City to bring enhanced project expertise and innovative rail construction management solutions that are tailored to each project requirements. Our professionals work closely with our clients to ensure that all aspects of their projects are managed appropriately, are in compliance with safety regulations and meet all critical objectives.
Mark Edmands
President
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Jim Distin
Vice President Operations
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Tom Ramler
Vice President Client Services
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