PROFESSIONAL RAILROADERS SERVING THE PRODUCTION INDUSTRY  



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Ø  70 + FILM PROJECTS, INCLUDING A DOZEN MAJOR FEATURES.

Ø  35 DIFFERENT RAILROADS AND A DOZEN MUSEUMS.

Ø  PROJECTS IN CANADA , MEXICO , ISRAEL , AUSTRIA , U.K. , AND ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.

Ø  THE PRODUCTION INDUSTRY’S ONLY PERFECT SAFETY RECORD

                  100,000 + INJURY AND ACCIDENT-FREE MANHOURS!


CORPORATE HISTORY

Rail Transportation Management Specialists (RTMS) is a full service industrial logistics consulting group that offers comprehensive railroad management services to production companies.

The firm 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.  PYTKA PRODUCTIONS.

 

Since then, the firm has safely completed dozens of feature film, TV movie, commercial, and music video projects in the U.S., Canada , and Mexico . (NAFTA regulations allow us to work anywhere in North America without restriction.)

         

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 plans.

 


 

1994: SUMMER IN DIXIE = 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 usable 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.

1994: CONVICTION – THE KITTY DODDS STORY =

CBS TELEVISION. ASCATO PRODUCTIONS


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