Pacific Railway Enterprises, Inc. (PRE), A Woman Owned Corporation specializing in Railroad System Design and Consulting has been in operations since May 1994, provides an array of services to our clients. PRE's staff have amassed an impressive accumulation of railroad communications and signal expertise in the areas of railroad freight, light rail, commuter and transit signal design, inspection, construction management and maintenance services.

  • A Woman Owned Corporation specializing in Railroad Signal Design and Consulting
  • Certified Small Business - CA No. 36200
  • California DBE, NAICS Codes 541330, 541340, 541512
  • Washington DBE - No. D2F0024183
  • Texas DBE/WBE - CIN #WFDB91595N0119
  • Oregon DBE/WBE - No. #8559
  • New Mexico DBE - No. 18-02-630
  • Utah DBE
  • Florida DBE
  • Massachusetts DBE

Major Project Accomplishments

BNSF Railway - General


PRE has provided signal services to BNSF since 1994. Major projects have included PRE’s selection by BNSF to provide advance planning of signal systems for the Seattle to Tacoma Commuter Rail Project. The signal construction estimates for this project exceed $65 million and consists of two, three, and four main track signal systems. PRE provided conceptual drawings, detailed conduit and equipment location drawings, construction estimates, and product specifications. PRE also provided design services for the construction of 12 large control points located between Los Angeles and Norwalk in conjunction with the Alameda Corridor Project. PRE designed highway grade crossing systems in conjunction with the Placentia Quiet Zone project for BNSF, incorporating the design of 4-Quadrant gate systems, wireless, and “Exit Gate” system technology through the city of Placentia. The project was BNSF’s first to utilize 4-Quadrant gate systems. PRE has provided numerous additional services to BNSF including training, technical assistance, design services, field surveys, and construction support. Recently, PRE was selected to design major upgrades to subdivisions within California, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska and Texas in order to ready the systems for PTC implementation. This has resulted in over 500 effected miles of signal design work.

Client Information

BNSF Railway


Today's BNSF Railway is the product of nearly 400 different railroad lines that merged or were acquired over the course of 160 years.

While many different railroads combined to form BNSF, the people who worked at those railroads shared many traits. The people who built BNSF were — and continue to be — a unique breed, blending the forward-thinking of dreamers with the pragmatism of results-oriented business leaders. This heritage played a central role in settling and growing the American West, and today, BNSF continues to have a significant impact in meeting the needs of shippers and serving the economy.