Iowa Northern Railway Company
Iowa Northern Railway

Welcome to Iowa Northern Railway

Iowa Northern Railway Company is a leader in market development with high service levels, intense attention to customer needs and deep knowledge of the regional agricultural marketplace. Iowa Northern has a unique approach to help our customers be more competitive. Iowa Northern operates twenty-four hours, seven days a week, and possesses a strong primary traffic base local to over 250 miles of operation. Major industrial expansion has occurred on the line, with traffic having more than tripled during the last decade. Iowa Northern´s success in a competitive industry has been achieved with its commitment and dedication to personalized customer service.

Iowa Northern Railway Company is an integral part of agriculture and industry in Iowa. In 2013 nearly 15,000 carloads of grain originated on our line providing cost effective transportation that connects grain elevators to production facilities such as ADM and Cargill. Iowa Northern is a proud link in the chain from the farmer´s field to the end product. From the grain railed in for production, to the ethanol and co-products railed out to market, Iowa Northern provides quality service on both ends of the process for ethanol producers.

Iowa Northern Railway Company is located in the heart of the Midwest and connects with virtually every rail system in the nation. Iowa Northern has direct connections to the Union Pacific, Canadian National, Cedar Rapids & Iowa City, and Canadian Pacific. These connections make it possible to reach the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Kansas City Southern, CSXT, Norfolk Southern, and Iowa Interstate. These connections give our customers cost effective rail service to every market in North America.

Iowa Northern Railway

Building for lease: Located in Iowa Northern Railway's Manly Yard

Manly, IA: 6,240 sq. ft building built in 2012. 60´ wide by 104´ building with rail through the building and drive through available. Two 14´ by 20´ doors on rail side. Two 14´ by 14´ doors for drive through side. All doors have automatic openers. Building is paved throughout. Building is served with a daily rail switch crew. Conveniently located near Highway 9, Highway 65 & Interstate 35. For information on rail service contact Brad Sabin at 641.425.6104 or

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Iowa Northern Railway

Warehouse Available: Adjacent to Iowa Northern Railway's Bryant Yard

1050 Sheffield Ave, Waterloo, IA: 22,520 sq. ft warehouse and 2,500 sq. ft. office built in 1993. Warehouse offers a rare number of 10 docks, high ceilings, overhead doors, large yard area, and possible rail line. Conveniently located near Highway 218, Interstate 380 & Highway 20. For information on rail service contact Bill Rhodes at 319.415.8150 or

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