Iowa Interstate Railroad offers our customers choices no other railroad can. We access all US Class 1 carriers, giving our customers the ability to reach every market in the world. We have year round, ice-free, access to the Illinois River at Peoria, IL, as well as access to the Mississippi River at Rock Island, IL. This access provides unique pricing power for our customers to negotiate competitive freight rates with our connecting Class 1 carriers.
What we Move
Just about anything can be shipped by rail. Iowa Interstate Railroad serves a wide variety of industries. We transport 100 car unit trains of Ethanol as well as single car shipments of organic popcorn. We know our customers work hard to manufacture their products, so we work just as hard to ensure it arrives at its destination safely and on time.
Where we Move
Iowa Interstate Railroad is proudly located in America’s Heartland. Our operations cover over 580 miles of track that runs from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Chicago, Illinois with a main line to Peoria, Illinois.
- Chicago, IL: (through IHB or CRL) CSX, NS, CN, CPRS, UP, BNSF, CFE, CSS
- Peoria, IL: (through TZPR) CN, NS, TPW, KJRY, UP, BNSF, IMRR
- Rock Island, IL: BNSF
- Davenport, IA: CPRS
- Iowa City, IA: CIC, CN and IANR (through CIC)
- Des Moines, IA: UP, BNSF, NS
- Council Bluffs, IA: UP, BNSF, KCS, CN