Key Industries


Availability of industrial rail property is a priority of the Williston Economic Development Office as we grow to compete with other communities for diversified growth.   We view this as a preferred mode of transportation for agriculture, industrial manufacturing, mining and consumer products that will help achieve transportation efficiencies and falls in line with our 'Enhanced Bakken Chain Initiative' efforts.

In 2013, WED invested in the Stony Creek Rail Yard with a STAR Fund grant. The funds helped Red River purchase its SWX-80 ShuttleWagon locomotive. In 2014 it switched over 3,400 rail cars and this year it is on track to switch more than 6,000. Public-private partnerships  like this have helped diversify Williston’s economy, add jobs and improve the overall quality of life.

Stony Creek Rail Yard:

The 180 acre Stony Creek Rail Yard  is the only rail transloading facility of its kind in Williston, ND with over 4 miles of dedicated track. Stony Creek works 24-7/365 with 1.3 miles of loading/unloading tracks, 1.5 miles of storage tracks and 1.3 miles of arrival/departure tracks today with more on the way!

Rail Cars Serviced:
  •      Box Cars
  •      Gondola Cars
  •      Flat Cars
  •      Center Beam Cars
  •      Dry Bulk and Pressure Differential Hopper Cars
  •      Liquid Tank Cars Cars
  •      Pressurized Tank Cars
Products Handled (others available, call for details):
  •      Industrial Products
  •      Palletized, Breakbulk and Bulk dry goods
  •      Crude Oil
  •      NGL’s
  •      Refined Products
  •      Chemicals/Solutions
  •      Drill Pipe and Casing (OCTG’s)
  •      Line Pipe
  •      Agricultural Products
  •      Forest Products
Transloading Equipment/Capabilities:
  •      Switching Locomotives
  •      Rail Ramps
  •      Forklifts
  •      Wheel Loaders
  •      Pipe Grabs
  •      Cranes
Resources: Stony Creek Rail Yard Master Plan: Red River Supply

Industrial Rail Pulls into Williston:  Williston Herald
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