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Arch Rail Group was formed in 2017 by three engineers specializing in structural and railroad engineering.  Arch Rail Group boasts nearly 50 years of combined experience with Class I railroads, shortlines, and their clients.  While primarily experienced in structural design, our track design is currently limited to structural projects, though we have plans to expand in the future to meet demand.

The engineers of Arch Rail Group are each a member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and participate in its various technical committees.  We are also compliant with the current Federal Railroad Administration's policies for bridge worker safety, on-track safety along with the requirements of the Class I railroads.



John Ebersohl, P.E.

John has served as a Structural Engineer and Project Manager since 1998, specializing in railroad engineering projects. His experience includes railroad bridge design, rating analysis, and on-site inspections as well as the structural design of retaining walls, shoring systems, culverts, foundations and other miscellaneous structures. He also has experience in the management of surveys of railroad bridges, timber tie decks and site surveys for track alignment, as well as computer-aided drafting design of railroad structures.


J. Keith KEndall, P.E.

Keith has been serving the railroad industry since 1998 as both a civil and structural engineer.    His experience includes design and analysis of railroad bridges, timber tie decks, culverts and the St. Louis to Chicago high-speed rail project.  Keith has extensive experience with computer-aided design for bridge decks, the survey of railroad bridges, and site survey for track alignment.  


edward harster, P.E.

Since 2006 Ed has been providing his structural engineering and project management expertise to the railroad industry. His experience includes railroad timber deck design, railroad bridge design, bridge inspection, and construction monitoring. He also has extensive experience with surveying and computer-aided drafting.

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