Iowa Northern Railway Company

Welcome to Iowa Northern Railway

Iowa Northern Railway (IANR) has connectivity to the entire North American rail network and gives our customers cost competitive, timely, and efficient rail transportation through high levels of service. IANR personalizes its service to each and every shipper. We match the most efficient routes with the best rates. We pursue a unique, hands-on approach to help our customers be more competitive by operating in continual communication to meet their transportation needs.

IANR operates twenty-four hours, seven days a week, and possesses a strong primary traffic base on 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.

IANR 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

Immediate Job Opportunities:

Train Conductor - Eastern Iowa : Duties include climbing ladders, boarding freight cars, operating track switches, inspecting cars and using radio communications to control train movement. Applicant must be able to push, pull, lift and carry up to 25 pounds frequently; up to 50 pounds occasionally; and, up to 85 pounds infrequently. Applicant must have good balance to regularly step on and off equipment and work from ladders to perform various tasks. Position involves extensive walking, sitting, standing and stooping. Conductors work outdoors in all weather conditions and frequently at elevations more than 12´ above ground. Conductors do not work a standard 40-hour work week.Train crews are always on-call, to include weekends and holidays. The primary work location for this position will be in Waterloo, IA; however, conductors may also report for duty in Shell Rock or Manly, IA. Posted 1-08-2016

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Dispatcher: Responsible for receiving and transmitting track warrants, messages, compiling information, directing train movements, preparing reports and scheduling crews. In addition the successful applicant will perform car accounting and clerical duties. Applicants must be able to operate computer devices and auxiliary equipment. Qualified candidates will be required to pass rules exams. Dispatchers must be able to identify and distinguish colors displayed on a video monitor and video display in order to read track labels, switch indicator lights and other safety sensitive indications.

Applicants should have superior interpersonal and analytical skills, be able to speak clearly, read and understand operating and safety rules, exercise good judgment, analyze problems and take corrective action. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong aptitude for utilizing information systems and thrive in a fast-paced, pressure-filled work environment with changing priorities. Multi-tasking is a must.

Dispatchers do not work a standard 40-hour work week. Shifts are varied and include weekends and holidays.

Posted 1-15-2016

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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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