Railways Serving the Central Iowa Area
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Four railroad companies serve Port Des Moines, operating approximately 452 miles of track within the eight-county central Iowa area. Three of these railroads are Class I Railway Companies, and the other is a Class II Railway Company.
Class I Railroads
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Norfolk Southern Railway
Class II Railroads
Iowa Interstate Railroad
Additional Railroad Resources
Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Rail
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration
Association of American Railroads
North American Rail Shippers Association