70 + FILM PROJECTS, INCLUDING A DOZEN MAJOR FEATURES.
35 DIFFERENT RAILROADS AND A
, AND ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.
THE PRODUCTION INDUSTRY’S ONLY PERFECT SAFETY RECORD
100,000 + INJURY AND ACCIDENT-FREE MANHOURS!
Rail Transportation Management Specialists
(RTMS) is a full
service industrial logistics consulting group that offers comprehensive
railroad management services to production companies.
was organized in
1983 and initially provided business development services to new small railroads;
chemical manufacturers; local/state industrial development agencies; inland and
deepwater ports; motor carriers; and econometric research firms. RTMS projects covered
a wide array of tasks including:
• export coal rail service operations design;
• hazardous and nuclear waste transportation;
• economic analyses and expert witness testimony for foreign trade litigation;
• comparative logistics cost estimates supporting manufacturing plant expansion;
• railroad locomotive overhaul and export; and
• market opportunity and competitor analysis and strategic business development.
In 1985, RTMS expanded to meet the production industry’s growing needs for railroad scenes.
2004: WEDDING OF THE RAILS =
GENERAL ELECTRIC –
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS DIVISION.
Since then, the firm has safely completed
dozens of feature film, TV movie, commercial, and music video projects in the
. (NAFTA regulations allow us to work anywhere in
Practical railroad and industrial logistics management experience
work in concert to give RTMS a thorough understanding of railroad safety, strategic
customer service, and other management challenges. Not surprisingly,
the firm has an outstanding track record of helping customer-focused railroad managements
find ways to fulfill a production's often unusual requests and manage changing work
1994: SUMMER IN
= CONFEDERATE RAILROAD
Eight decades of combined rail industry experience
also give RTMS personnel unequalled mastery of carrier contracts; commerce law; union
work rules; federal regulations; and safety/risk management. The firm's experience
with railroad logistics and industry economics allows production companies to discover and implement
many cost saving strategies.
RTMS is highly proficient in planning and administering railroad track upgrades
and historic equipment restoration work. Additionally, the firm has unparalleled skill at rescheduling
and retiming railroad traffic patterns around production locations. While not possible in all circumstances, crafty railroad schedule changes may add
hours to daily shooting schedules and dramatically improve production crew efficiency.
Over the years, RTMS
has gained a solid reputation for creating the culture of teamwork necessary for
the Production and Railroad
industries work comfortably, side-by-side, and safely
capture the best possible on-screen production values.
The Production Services page examines in greater detail the comprehensive railroad
coordination services offered by RTMS.
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