Port Terminal Railroad Association PTRA 

Nature of Firm

PTRA is a Terminal Switch Road serving north and south sides of the Houston Ship Channel, Pasadena, Deer Park, Houston, Galena Park, Jacintoport Industrial District, La Porte and Channelview, TX. PTRA operates 177 miles of railroad.


PTRA is an association formed in 1924 by the 18 railroads that had access to Houston at the time. UP and BNSF are now the voting members of the Board of Directors that actually control the PTRA. Non-voting members are the PTRA and the Port of Houston.

Company Information


Web Site www.ptra.com
Company Affiliation n/a
Interchange Points Houston, TX
Agreement Type Terminal Switching Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI