Ponder Environmental offers 24/7, 365 days-a-year environmental services for the Railroad Industry, managed by our team of trained and licensed professionals.

Ponder Environmental offers railroad companies the technical expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, and the safety protocols necessary to provide standard and emergency services.

Our railroad services team is E-Rail trained and the company is a rated Oil Spill Response Organization (OSRO) for Terrestrial and On‐Water spills in Response Planning Areas 2, 4, & 5.

Ponder Environmental provides the following services from our Benicia, Sacramento and Bakersfield locations:

  • Hazmat Clean Up from Leaks, Equipment Failures, and Train Derailments
  • Spill Response
  • Railcar Cleanouts
  • Railcar Pressure Washing/Steam Cleaning
  • Railcar Loading/Unloading
  • Load Adjustments and Transfers
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Waste Management

California features over 4,800 miles of railroad and 25 different freight railroad operators – handling 162 million tons of freight that originates in, terminates in, or moves through the state.* With over 7.1 million railcars originating in or terminating in California, the need for a comprehensive range of railroad services in Bakersfield, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area is significant.

*Source: Association of American Railroads, 2017 Data