The Tri-Cities offers mainline rail freight service by both Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads. It is the only major metropolitan and major manufacturing area between the Cascade and Rocky Mountains offering this level of service by these two major national rail carriers. Shortline service is provided by Tri-City and Olympia Railroad Company. In addition to these rail carriers, the Tri-Cities offer a unique alternative for your rail needs – Railex. Railex Northwest is an innovative distribution platform designed to enhance logistics, distribution, consumer demands, and inventory control. The Railex platform features five refrigerated, mega-transload distribution centers – Northeast (Rotterdam, NY), California (Delano, CA), Northwest (Wallula, WA), Southeast (Jacksonville, FL), and Midwest (Chicago, IL). Railex Northwest (Wallula, WA) specializes in fine wines and fresh food and has two highly-specialized cold logistics infrastructures – one geared to wine; the other to perishable food – both with customized capabilities to meet diverse customer needs.