About Us

Our professional crews and equipment are ready to go to work on the shortest possible notice. Crews and equipment are on – call 24 hours a day. We have long – standing relationships with the Oregon, Washington and Idaho Departments of Transportation and have approval for emergency movement of our equipment over night, weekends, and holidays.

We offer complete derailment service:

  • Emergency Response
  • Assistance in derailment cleanup
  • Transloading and delivering of the commodities
  • Rerailing, dismantling or purchasing the cars
  • Removal of metal, debris and rebuilding fencing
  • Thorough cleanup and return of the site to original condition

We go the extra mile and do absolutely whatever it takes to get your track back in service.


Rick Franklin constantly states that he has built his businesses over the past three decades by creating partnerships with his clients, employees, subcontractors, and suppliers. Rick Franklin Corporation is not an engineering firm; however, our close relationship with Professional Engineers such as Brian Vandetta (PE#51041) equip us to tackle a wide range of construction challenges.

Over these many years, RFC has earned a reputation for honesty, integrity, safety, environmentally-sound business practices, and a sincere concern for its business partners.

By providing reliable experienced field leaders and crews RFC fulfills its partners’ needs by finding solutions to their problems, continually gaining and building their trust. You don’t have to look any further to find the right partner to work with once you discover RFC.


Our employees are trained to be safety conscious: wearing appropriate clothing, reflective safety vests, hard hats, steel toe safety boots, and safety glasses; certified to work on the railroad sites by passing the “Contractor Orientation” exam for both the Union Pacific and BNSF railroads; pre-employment physical as well as random drug and alcohol screening; work is in compliance with the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) railroad workplace safety requirements. Our safety program has been written with the special needs of the railroad in mind.

Wood Waste Recycling – At eight locations in the Portland – Vancouver region you will find a wide variety of the best quality compost products, bark, rock and wood chips that are available. There are eight convenient sites carrying locally manufactured recycled products from five participating composting, grinding and aging facilities. Visit NorthwestCompostProducts.com