Track Engineering


A Plug for Us

We are L.E. Daniels Transportation Engineering, railroad engineering consultants.   

Thank you for your interest in learning about us.

Mr. Daniels has 32 years experience in design, research, construction and maintenance of domestic and international rail transportation facilities.

Since establishing his own practice in 1994, Mr. Daniels has served major engineering firms, transit agencies, and railroads, performing track design and analysis, conducting research, and assisting project construction managers.

Some of this experience is shared in the remainder of this site.  

A brief summary of this experience follows.

We have expertise in all conventional track forms:

bulletBallasted track
bulletBallastless Track
bulletDirect Fixation Track
bulletEmbedded Track

We think we're pretty good at unconventional applications as well:

bulletTrack for traveling stadium domes
bulletTrack and guideways for Magnetically Levitated Trains.

Our clients are international as well as domestic.   We are privileged to serve the following Agencies, firms and railroads:


bulletAssociation of American Railroads
bulletBay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
bulletLos Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
bulletMunicipal Transportation Development Board (San Diego Trolley)
bulletNorth County (San Diego County, California)
bulletSanta Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
bulletSacramento Regional Transit
bulletSan Francisco Municipal Railway
bulletTransportation Research Board/Transportation Cooperative Research Program
bulletWashington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA)


bulletParsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas
bulletPublic Affairs Management

Racine Railroad Products




bulletCalifornia Northern
bulletKowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC)
bulletLos Angeles Metrolink (South California Regional Rail Authority, SCRRA)
bulletTongue River Railroad

To obtain full details of our credentials, please click on individual's name:

Laurence E. Daniels

Dottie Almquist

Contact information:

L.E. Daniels Transportation Engineering

4222 Curragh Oaks Lane

Fair Oaks, CA  95628

Phone:  916-965-9435

FAX:    916-965-5109

Cell:    916-801-9435 or 916-712-5122

Email: or




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