If possible, every railroad would run in a straight line. However, geographic obstacles make a straight line nearly impossible creating a need for these specialized Railroad Surveys. At IIW, our surveyors map the best routes by identifying optimal grades, slopes and curves for the railroad.
Often seen as puzzle solvers, IIW’s railroad surveyors take into account a series of restrictions and regulations to help create a blueprint and even a two-dimensional or three-dimensional representation of the site. Their work continues throughout the development process on and off site. They are looked to by our clients to ensure the blueprint is followed and provide input on the inclusion and necessity of wiring, platforms and stations.