Tacoma Municipal Belt Railway TMBL #759

Nature of Firm

TMBL is a switch and terminal carrier located in Tacoma, WA. Tacoma Rail does the switching for TMBL’s Tidelands Division which includes the Port of Tacoma.


This railroad started as a passenger trolley line in 1889. Freight operations were added in 1918, and passenger service ended in 1948. In 1955, the operations went under the Tacoma Department of Public Utilities. In 1998, Tacoma Rail started to provide switching services.

Company Information

Web Sitewww.tacomarail.com
Company AffiliationCity of Tacoma
Interchange PointsTacoma, WA
Agreement TypeSwitch Carrier
Information Exchange MethodRMI