Rail Transload – Knoxville, Tennessee

Norfolk Southern Thoroughbred Bulk Terminal (TBT)

The Norfolk Southern Thoroughbred Bulk Terminal in Knoxville, TN is located just off of Interstate 275 and only 3 miles away from downtown Knoxville. With easy access to central highways and rail routes, this rail transload terminal allows shippers to extend their shipping networks and find the optimal route. This terminal is positioned to reach local markets in and around Knoxville, while also extending the reach of the TBT facility network to serve markets such as Kingsport, Loudon, and Morristown in east Tennessee, as well as western North Carolina and southwest Virginia.


RSI Leasing, Inc.
849 Tennessee Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921

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Terminal Contact

Matt Frey, Director of Terminal Operations
(843) 408-6877

Rail Transloading in Knoxville, TN

The rail transloading facility in Knoxville, TN makes it easier to ship and transfer goods between rail and truck. This intermodal access provides convenient entry to cost-effective routes across the American South, Appalachia, East Coast, Midwest, and beyond. Whether you are moving goods across short distances between nearby manufacturing centers or commercial centers, the rail transloading facility in Knoxville, TN may play an integral role. The equipment and the experienced staff at this rail and truck facility make it easy to move many different types of goods efficiently and effectively.

Rail and Truck Shipping in Tennessee

Knoxville, TN is conveniently located between a variety of city centers, commercial hotspots, manufacturing facilities, and more. This transload facility in Tennessee may help you access facilities in larger cities, such as Louisville, Nashville, Atlanta, and Charlotte, faster or more cost-effectively than your current route. With this facility, you can easily move your goods onto trucks for short-haul transportation, or move your goods onto rail cars for longer distances. These moves can help you avoid high rates in particular areas, access additional clients and business partners, utilize different modes of transportation, and much more.

Safe, Efficient, Transloading for Many Commodities

The Norfolk Southern TBT terminal in Knoxville, TN is spacious, secure, and equipped with the right equipment to move a variety of different goods and commodities safely. The 48 car spots at the facility make it easy to move rail cars through the area smoothly, and get your goods where they need to go at the right time. A variety of handling equipment, including an air compressor, blower, conveyor, and pumps at the transload facility make it easy to move different commodities in any form between rail cars and trucks. The experienced staff organize and coordinate each move, ensuring that all materials are secure while staying on-schedule.

You can learn more about the transloading terminal in Knoxville, TN by reaching out to our leasing team. We’d be happy to give you more information about this terminal and other nearby terminals, so you can coordinate your shipping route with the most up-to-date information. We can tell you more about the equipment and facilities here, as well as the routes available.


48 car spots

Commodities Handled:

Dry Bulk, Liquid Bulk, Ethanol, Aggregates, Steel, Lumber, Plastics

Handling Equipment:

Air Compressor, Blowers, Conveyors, Truck Scale, Pumps

Safety and Security:

Lighted, Paved, and Fenced

Operating Hours:

7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Friday

Try the Transloading Map

Finding the right transload facilities with the right equipment in the right place can be a challenge. We made the transloading map to make it easier to find the facilities you need. Our transloading map gives you a bird’s eye view of the facilities along your routes, and gives you access to essential information about each location. If you are trying to find alternative routes, reach new customers, work around high rates, or move your goods faster, the transloading map may be able to help you find optimal routes.

Try the transloading map today to take a look at transloading facilities and rail or truck routes near you. If you’re interested in optimizing your shipping operations, contact us. Our logistics experts can help you find the facilities and information you need to negotiate better rates, assess your current position, and expand your operations.