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Railways Serving the Central Iowa Area

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Click on the thumbnail images here to open a PDF of a detailed map of railways.

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
Union Pacific

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