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MINNESOTA’S RAILROADS AT A GLANCE
Number of railroads Total mileage (8th in the nation) Total carloads carried Total tons of freight carried Employees (13th in the nation) Total wages paid Average wages per employee, and fringe benefits Railroad retirees Payments to retirees Property taxes (paid in 2010) Top commodities originated in state Iron ore/taconite Farm products Food products Stone, sand, gravel Chemicals All other TOTAL (6th in the nation) Top commodities terminated in state Iron ore/taconite Coal Farm products Chemicals Stone, sand, gravel All other TOTAL (11th in the nation)
Source: Association of American Railroads for the year 2009
19 4,393 2,994,400 203,150,000 4,222 $305,400,000 $99,480 15,149 $270.3 million $28,900,000 Percent of State’s total 49% 23% 11% 5% 3% 10%
Carloads 413,600 152,700 86,900 36,600 21,500 181,900 893,300 365,800 142,300 41,400 30,100 19,600 200,800 800,100
46% 28% 7% 5% 2% 13%
Cover photo: A Minnesota Northern freight train near the Wilds industrial yard in southwest Crookston, Minn. Photo taken December 29, 2009 by Carl Becker.
Paul and St. Minnesota’s railroads move thousands of containers of freight that otherwise would move by truck. Each year. Croix rivers. the taconite industry.INTRODuCTION Minnesota’s Railroads — Contributing to the Economic Vitality of the State R ailroads have been a part of the Minnesota landscape since the first train operated between St. railroads are four times more fuel efficient than trucks and roughly equal to waterborne freight. they are able to hold down costs for shippers.S. For example. but go about their business quietly and efficiently. and a list of key personnel at each company. 3 . manufacturers. A railroad car typically handles three times more freight than the average large truck.S. according to the U. there is less pollution and highway damage — saving Minnesota taxpayers millions of dollars in highway maintenance costs. Railroads are roughly four times more fuel efficient than trucks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent. DID YOu KNOW … ● ● ● ● Minnesota railroads rank first in the nation in the number of tons of iron ore originated. Since railroads are able to move goods at very competitive rates. which helps to conserve energy and reduce pollution. reaching west from the Mississippi and St. Environmental Protection Agency. while paying millions of dollars to the state in taxes. Minnesota’s railroads are rarely in the spotlight. Anthony (now Minneapolis) in 1862. the cost of shipping agricultural products by rail is much less than the cost of shipping by truck. According to the U. Railroads helped build the state. This CD provides background information about the railroad companies that operate in the state. For nearly 150 years. Department of Energy. Included are maps. Minnesota railroads provide a vital pathway for the movement of taconite pellets from plants on the Mesabi Iron Range to Lake Superior ports and inland steel mills. Railroads provide important commercial links for Minnesota farmers. enabling Minnesota’s mining industry to remain competitive in world markets. Railroads are also fuel-efficient. which helps promote stability and economic growth in greater Minnesota. Emissions from railroad locomotives are 75 percent less than trucks. By keeping this freight on the rails rather than the road. railroads’ economic contribution to the state and communities they serve. where goods were offloaded onto rail cars for settlers to move west and north. According to the Federal Railroad Administration. a list of major commodities they carry. which helps farmers earn higher profits and lowers the costs of products for consumers. railroads have contributed to the economic well being of the state by providing vital transportation services to its citizens and industries. and other businesses. railroads have increased fuel efficiency 104 percent since 1980—doubling their freight volume using the same amount of fuel. third in origination of food products and fourth in the origination of farm products.
tcwr.mnnr.mn.org Otter Tail Valley Railroad http://www. 4 Association of American Railroads 4 BNSF Railway (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) 6 CN (Canadian National) 8 Canadian Pacific Railway 10 Carloadings 2 Class I.com Progressive Rail: http://www.org Federal Railroad Administration: http://www.com BNSF Railway: http://www. RRs & Waterways 4 Minnesota Northern Railroad Company Minnesota Prairie Line Inc.uprr.com Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company: http://www.dot.aar. Otter Tail Valley Railroad Progressive Rail Incorporated Property taxes Red River Valley & Western Railroad Retirees Soo Line Railroad (CP) St.ca Canadian Pacific Railway: http://www.anacostia.aslrra.minnesotarailroads. Croix Valley Railroad Twin Cities & Western Railroad Twin Cities railroad map Union Pacific Railroad Wages paid (total for state) Websites 17 18 4 19 27 20 21 22 23 2 24 2 10 25 26 28 12 2 4 WEbSITES Of MINNESOTA RAILROADS RailRoads: Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corp. Chicago & Eastern (CP) 10 Introduction 3 Mileage (by carrier) 5 Minnesota Commercial Railway 15 Minnesota.railamerica. II and III railroads 5 Cloquet Terminal Railroad Company Inc.INDEx SUBJECT PAGE Amtrak 27 American Short Line and Regional Railroad Assn.us/aboutrail MN Regional Railroads Association: http://www.): http://www. Minnesota Regional Railroads Association Minnesota Southern Railway North Shore Scenic Railroad Northern Lines Railway Northern Plains Railroad.cn.state.com 4 .org Association of American Railroads: http://www.com North Shore Scenic Railroad: http://www.com/nlr/nlr. Off.fra.cpr. 14 Commodities handled (total for state) 2 Dakota.dot. Dakota & Western Railway 16 Minnesota DOT .rrvw..Office of Frt.amtrak. of Freight.progressiverail.net/mpl Northern Lines Railway: http://www.net Union Pacific Railroad: http://www. Minnesota & Eastern Railroad (CP) 10 Employees 2 Federal Railroad Administration 4 Iowa. Inc.net Twin Cities & Western Railroad Company: http://www.ca Minnesota Commercial: http://www.nprail.html Northern Plains Railroad: http://www.net Minnesota Prairie Line: http://www.com RailRoad oRganizations/associations: American Short Line and Regional RRs Assn: http://www.northshorescenicrailroad. Railroads & Waterways: http://www.tcwr.bnsf.com CN: http://www.gov MN DOT.
Railroads are divided into three “classes” by the Surface Transportation Board (STB). In addition. or 83 percent of the mileage. In addition.MINNESOTA RAILROADS AND MILEAGE In 2011. Based on 2010 statistics.8 million. respectively. All carrier-owned railroad track in Minnesota must comply with safety standards set forth by the Federal Railroad Administration and is subject to periodic inspections. (CTRR) Minnesota.584 Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) 1. Minnesota has 14 Class III railroads.3 million and $378. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Rail Authority between Duluth and Two Harbors) 42 36 35 25 Class II Class III Twin Cities & Western Railroad Co. (MPLI) Progressive Rail Inc. (MNNR) North Shore Scenic Railroad (NSSR) (St. Class I railroads are those that had annual operating revenue of $378. Croix Valley Railroad (SCXY) Minnesota Commercial Railway Co.393 route miles of track. railroad operating personnel must be familiar with FRA rules and regulations and successfully complete training on safety and operating rules.8 million or more. which replaced the Interstate Commerce Commission as the federal economic regulator of railroads. permitting freight trains to operate at speeds up to 40 and 60 mph. Locomotive engineers must be certified by the FRA in order to operate a locomotive and go through recertification every three years. Co. (MSWY) St.666 miles. but less than a Class I. which helped restore railroads to profitability by freeing them from overregulation. (Amtrak) 0 Minnesota Southern Railroad Co. “Regional railroads” are line-haul carriers operating at least 350 miles of road and/or earning revenue exceeding $40 million.222 CN (Canadian National Railway) 425 Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 435 National Railroad Passenger Corp. there are 19 railroad companies operating in Minnesota on 4. Class II railroads have annual operating revenue between $30. (TCWR) Minnesota Northern Railroad (MNN) Minnesota Prairie Line Inc. which have annual operating revenue of less than $30. including regular maintenance. Dakota & Western Ry. About two-thirds of the track in the state is FRA Class 3 or 4. (MDW) Red River Valley & Western Railroad (RRVW) 23 4 4 2 5 . LLC (NLR) Cloquet Terminal Railroad Co.3 million. Minnesota’s Railroads Railroad Mileage owned in Minnesota Class I BNSF Railway (BNSF) 1. most were created in the 1980s following passage of the Staggers Act. While some of these smaller lines have existed independently for years. Regional and short-line railroads generally are lighter-density lines that have been spun off by a Class I carrier. (PGR) Otter Tail Valley Railroad (OTVR) Northern Plains Railroad (NPR) 146 120 94 80 71 45 Northern Lines Railway. All railroad equipment must also comply with federal safety standards. is owned by the state’s Class I railroads. A total of 3.
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For example. Dilworth. BNSF has purchased more than 3. primarily for track and capacity improvements.com 1-888-428-2673 (817) 867-6889. etc.) Rail Yards: Dilworth. Willmar Intermodal Hub Centers: Dilworth. grace. Portland & Seattle railways. BNSF covers the western two-thirds of the United States. which give Minnesota grain producers the benefits of shipping in more modern. from the merger of Burlington Northern Inc. 620 St. income. Minneapolis Administrative offices: St. Burlington Northern. Sweeney.000 employees.757 $120 million $25 million (Property. BNSF in Minnesota Miles of track owned: Employees: Payroll (2009): Minnesota taxes paid: 1. Fort Worth. Principal commodities originating in Minnesota included taconite. In the last five years. Topeka and Santa Fe Railway). MN 55101 Customer Service Industrial Development.sweeney@bnsf. Box 96105.bNSf RAILWAY BNSF Railway 2650 Lou Menk Drive..email@example.com@bnsf. State Government Affairs 325 Cedar St.com Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation through its subsidiary. pulp and paper. operating 33. amy. 1970 through the merger of the Burlington. In addition to money spent in Minnesota. BNSF has spent more than $321 million on capital improvements in Minnesota. 1995. Amy McBeth Website: http://www. Both Great Northern and Northern Pacific had extensive rail networks in the state. Grace Kung Media Relations.526 carloads of freight in Minnesota in 2010 with 286.584 miles of track. food products. Paul. and Spokane. pulp and paper. BNSF’s largest predecessor. TX 76161-0057 Contacts: Brian J. Great Northern. was formed on March 2. farm products. stretching from major ports in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California to the Midwest. The railroad is the largest transporter of grain by rail in North America. in the past ten years. Paul 7 .com (763) 782-3212. St.000 route miles serving 28 states and two Canadian provinces.584 1. Paul Shops: Brainerd. Commodities terminating in the state include coal. and chemicals.com Phone: Fax: E-mail: Phone: (651) 298-2458 (651) 298-7352 brian. (parent company of Burlington Northern Railroad) and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation (parent company of the Atchison. The BNSF Railway Company. Since 1996.610 carloads terminating in the state.000 grain cars. chemicals and food products. Southeast and Southwest. Minneapolis. other BNSF projects benefit the state and its shippers.bnsf. Paul. lumber. BNSF is the largest railroad in Minnesota and has 1. Northern Pacific. Ste. BNSF was created on September 22.500 new locomotives. operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America with 32.O. higher capacity cars. and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada. The company has more than 40. BNSF has spent more than $1 billion just to acquire new covered hopper cars. increasing the horsepower of the fleet and improving fuel efficiency. BNSF trains also carry much of the United Parcel Service traffic in and out of the Twin Cities. St. BNSF originated 306. 2nd Floor P. farm products.757 employees and 1. sales.
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CN acquired Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation. In November 1995. CN has become the largest rail carrier of iron ore in North America. CN’s principal main line in Minnesota extends across the northeastern part of the state via the Duluth/Superior gateway. lumber. paper products. 2004. when the original Wisconsin Central Railway was formed.cn. On May 10. Winnipeg & Pacific started as a logging railroad serving mills in the Virginia area with pre- decessor companies dating back to 1901.000 route miles of line in the U.ca Phone: Website: 1-800-452-7332. and Canada and is the only rail network that connects all three coasts: the Pacific. The Cedar River Railroad was an Illinois Central subsidiary until mid-1999. shareholders owning about two-thirds of the stock.S. Green Bay and Chicago. The DWP was incorporated in 1912 under the control of the Canadian Northern.S. Winnipeg & Pacific Railway. the CN became a publicly owned company with U. Missabe and Iron Range Railway from Great Lakes Transportation LLC.S. CN in Minnesota Miles of track owned: 425 Employees: 465 Principal commodities: Grain.ca Paul Hackett. IL 60430-1345 Contacts: Patrick Waldron Mgr. In October 2001. CN acquired the Duluth. The Duluth. when it was acquired by WC. With the acquisition of the DMIR. ext. petroleum coke 9 . Superintendent Proctor Transportation Office 1052 Railroad Avenue Proctor. which had constructed the line south of Lake of the Woods through Minnesota in 1900 under its subsidiary Minnesota & Manitoba.Waldron@cn. Homewood. Missabe and Northern and the Duluth and Iron Range merged. subsidiaries (Grand Trunk Western and the DWP) retained their separate identities into the 1990s. which has been a CN subsidiary since 1912.CN CN Southern Region 17641 South Ashland Ave. sulphur. fertilizer. It was operated by the Soo Line (now Canadian Pacific) from 1909 until 1987.S. Another CN main line connects the Twin Cities with central Wisconsin. near Albert Lea. the Atlantic. in July 1999.Hackett@cn. MN 55810 CN operates approximately 20. Other CN lines in the Upper Midwest serve Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Sault Ste. Total mileage is 102. coal. Ontario. and the Gulf of Mexico. Wisconsin Central’s roots go back more than a century to 1871.300 employees. CEDR track extends north from CN’s Chicago-Omaha main line at Waterloo. Canadian Northern became part of CN in 1919. including 19 miles of track in Minnesota. 3508 (708) 332-3508 http://www.ca (218) 628-4106 (218) 410-1363 (218) 628-4152 Paul. wood pulp. Marie. Minn. operations in the 1990s. Duluth. CN has approximately 22. potash. CN acquired control of Illinois Central Corp. Public Affairs Phone: Cell: FAX: E-mail: Phone: Cell: FAX: E-mail: (708) 332-4377 (708) 990-5771 (708) 332-4361 Patrick. Iowa to Glenville. providing an essential link between Western Canada and the Midwest. but its U. when IC merged with CN. was integrated into CN’s U. iron ore. Missabe and Iron Range was formed in 1938 when the Duluth. The Duluth.
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Soo Line and DM&E remain as separate companies due to different laws. where hundreds of vehicles arrive by train and are transferred to highway auto carriers to take them to dealers across five states.9 billion in 2010 of which 43 percent came from bulk products such as grain. Adjacent to the intermodal site is a facility for transloading goods between trucks and freight cars.S. and the U.703 locomotives. Commercial Development Jim Krieger. Iowa. automotive and forest products accounted for 29 percent of CP’s revenues. The Soo Line operates 750 miles in Minnesota from the Mississippi River at La Crosse through the Twin Cities and north to North Dakota and Canada. Dakota. operations are conducted by its subsidiaries: Soo Line. sulfur and fertilizers. training facility for locomotive engineers and conductors is located in the Twin Cities and uses state of the art simulators and other equipment to prepare and certify crews for their assignments. CP’s freight car fleet totals 56. CP in Minnesota Miles of track owned: 1. Carload shipments of industrial and consumer products. CP’s administrative departments.222 miles of track in Minnesota with major classification yards at Minneapolis. Paul. CP’s U.S.800-mile rail network linking the principal cities of Canada from Montreal to Vancouver. Although system operations are fully integrated with CP..671 Payroll excluding benefits (2010): $95. CP operates an intermodal terminal in Minneapolis. CP also has major locomotive and freight car repair facilities in St. and south of LaCrescent.222 Operated under trackage rights: 520 Employees: 1. Minnesota & Eastern. DM&E lines also include track previously owned by Phone: Website: 1-800-766-7912 http://www. CP has held a major stake in the Soo Line since 1888 and purchased full control of the railroad in 1990. labor contracts and other unique characteristics in the U.ca Phone: (605) 782-1223 (605) 782-1222 (612) 851-5616 (612) 904-5932 (612) 904-5994 the Soo from Owatonna to Mason City. loading highway trailers and international containers. and into Mexico. Paul and Glenwood. Midwest and Northeast. St. J. CP operates a fleet of 1. The railway’s U. along the Mississippi River. CP also operates a large distribution center for new and used automobiles at Cottage Grove. DM&E’s main line begins in Winona and stretches west to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Minneapolis. CP owns and operates 1. train dispatching and crew calling facilities are concentrated in Minnesota. Operating 472 miles in Minnesota.CANADIAN PACIfIC Canadian Pacific 501 Marquette Avenue South Suite 1525 Minneapolis. where shop capacity has been expanded several times. In October 2008. CP assumed operational control of the DM&E Railroad. Jones.200 cars. and the Delaware and Hudson Railway.cpr.S. Minn. St. Thief River Falls 11 . Austin to Minnesota Lake and Jackson. MN 55402 Contacts: Herb M.2 million Major employment locations: Glenwood.S. Soo Line also accesses Duluth-Superior. Nelson. equipment maintenance. Paul. Public Works Engineer Canadian Pacific Railway Limited operates a 14. Government Affairs T. coal. Municipal Affairs Ed Greenberg. of which 61 percent are AC traction locomotives acquired since 1995 and designed to improve overall fuel efficiency and reliability. which flow across the world to and from Minnesota. Alliances with other carriers extend CP’s market reach throughout the U. Communications Lin Gartner. CP’s freight traffic generated revenues of C$4. The remaining 28 percent came from intermodal traffic moving in containers and trailers.S.
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Union Pacific in Minnesota Miles of track owned: 435 Employees: 412 Payroll (2010): $32. malt houses. which was purchased by UP in 1995. The other major corridor runs southwest from the Twin Cities through Mankato and Worthington to Sioux City. The railroad’s top customers in Minnesota are Xcel Energy and Unimin. The “Spine Line” runs south from the Twin Cities to Kansas City. UP serves 23 states with 32. Paul. Inbound shipments of Mazda.200 locomotives. Paul.8 million. St. automobiles and sand.766 carloads of freight in Minnesota with 81. NE 68179 Contacts: Jim Harrel. with 412 employees.4 million.000 miles of track linking every major West Coast and Gulf Coast port. agricultural products. Iowa. which was completed on May 10.com FAX: (402) 501-0340 (402) 501-0340 (402) 501-0011 (402) 233-2892 (402) 233-3356 (312) 777-2020 Union Pacific Railroad (UP). IL Michael Payette.—Woodridge. Between 2004 and 2010. Mankato.S. Unimin is the largest producer of industrial sand in the U. UP originated 141. ballast and welded rail since it was acquired from the C&NW.547 carloads terminating in the state. Property Leases—Omaha Mark Davis.uNION PACIfIC RAILROAD Union Pacific Railroad 1400 Douglas Street Omaha.000 people. In 2010 in Minnesota. Paul 13 . In 2010. Suite 1910 101 North Wacker Drive. Union Pacific made $100 million of capital improvements to its Minnesota lines. UP owns 8. Public Engineering—Omaha Wayne Borg. Principal commodities handled by the Union Pacific in Minnesota include coal. Union Pacific owns two busy rail corridors in the southern portion of Minnesota.” which is based in St. The company employs about 48. northern Iowa and Wisconsin are part of the “Twin Cities Service Unit. soybean processors and many rail-to-river transfer stations. UP’s equipment fleet benefits the state. a subsidiary of Union Pacific Corporation.uprr. the company had a payroll of $32. This line has been extensively rebuilt with new ties. Real Estate Sales—Omaha Rod Peterson. and made purchases totaling $83. All of UP’s Minnesota trackage was part of the former Chicago and North Western Railway (C&NW). UP is serving the rapidly growing ethanol market in southern Minnesota. Government Affairs. Also. taconite. Union Pacific owns and operates 659 miles of track in Minnesota. Corporate Relations—Omaha Mike Blackley. The transportation and engineering departments that oversee the track territory in Minnesota. Union Pacific traces its history back more than 140 years when it was created to build the first transcontinental railroad.4 million Purchases from MN vendors: $83. 1869. Savage. Paul Auto distribution facility: St.8 million Rail yards: Albert Lea. UP also has trackage rights over the BNSF Railway from the Twin Cities to Duluth. South St. Paul. Industrial Develop. Chicago. Its twin sand plants at Kasota and Ottawa (both served by UP) represent the largest production facilities for frac sand in the nation. IL 60606 Phone: Website: Phones: (402) 544-8557 (402) 544-8644 (402) 544-5459 (402) 544-8144 (630) 427-2355 (312) 777-2000 (402) 544-5000 1-888-870-8777 http://www. operates in the western two-thirds of the United States. UP serves unit train shippers in prime corn and soybean areas including flour mills. Mitsubishi and Toyota automobiles are handled at the railroad’s Drake Street ramp in St. East Minneapolis. Paul (Drake Street) Administrative offices: St. Mo.
CTRR handles approximately 10. 315 St. owns four miles of track in the city of Cloquet. Louis R iver CTRR Shops CTRR/BNSF interchange Sappi Mill CLOQUET BNSF To Duluth/Superior 14 . The company owns three diesel locomotives: two 600-h. The railroad also serves the United States Gypsum (USG) factory in Cloquet.000 Logs. paper products and pulp Cloquet BNSF To Grand Forks St.000 cars per year. and interchanges traffic with the BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific. Louis Avenue Dunlap Island Cloquet. The railroad has running rights on about 20 miles of yard track in Cloquet. Cloquet Terminal’s major shipper is Sappi. which makes ceiling tiles. a subsidiary of Sappi Fine Paper North America. CTRR in Minnesota Miles of track owned: Employees: Locomotives: Total carloads: Principal commodities: Administrative offices: 4 23 3 10. unit. Resident Manager Phone: FAX: E-mail: (218) 878-0604 (218) 879-6558 Robert. including 75 used exclusively to serve the Sappi mill.p. CTRR owns 160 freight cars.Purcell@cloquet-trc.com The Cloquet Terminal Railroad Company (CTRR).000-h. units and one 1.p. The railroad has 23 full-time employees: 20 hourly and 3 salaried.CLOQuET TERMINAL RAILROAD COMPANY INC. MN 55720 Contact: Robert Purcell.
Dir. Amtrak trains travel over the Minnesota Commercial to reach the Midway depot in St. potash. Fridley Hugo White Bear Lake Arden Hills MNNR in Minnesota Miles of track owned: 35 Employees: 88 Annual payroll: $4. CTM Trucklines. of Finance & Asst. heavy equipment and other commodities. warehouse that specializes in handling heavy steel and other materials. wines and beers. MNNR services Amtrak trains. consumer goods Number of locomotives: 32 Freight cars: 80 New Brighton Little Canada Belt Line Crossing Roseville Minnesota Commercial Trackage Rights BNSF Northtown Yard To Bayport UP-BNSF MINNEAPOLIS Amtrak depot Merriam Park CP R UP ST. ft. steel. Ramsey and Washington counties. In the past three years. Rail lines operated today by Minnesota Commercial include those acquired from the old Minnesota Transfer in 1987. The railroad serves a total of ten Minnesota communities with a main line extending from St. PAUL CP St. Minnesota Commercial has spent about $6 million for capital improvements.mnnr. Phone: FAX: Website: Phone: (651) 632-9000 (651) 646-8337 http://www. Paul for interchange.000 revenue units. In 2010. whall@mnnr. operates 18 trucks handling steel. Inc.net (651) 632-9008 (651) 632-9020 The railroad serves 130 customers including seven grain elevators and two flour mills in the Twin Cities. lumber. Paul. Minnesota Commercial trains also use BNSF.312 Commodities carried: Lumber. A warehouse. Paul into the northern suburbs of Anoka County and east to Bayport and Hugo. plus lines from other Class I carriers. the Minnesota Commercial handled more than 41. Paul Yard UP Belt Yard 15 . MNNR extends the railroad’s economic benefits to non-rail served customers through truck-rail transload programs. Andersen Window. to Pres.000 revenue units. MN 55114 Contact: Wayne Hall. John Walsh. Commercial Transload of Minnesota operates a 60.net (651) 632-9022. The Minnesota Commercial began operations in 1987 when it acquired the Minnesota Transfer Railway Company—at the time handling only 8. Canadian Pacific. Paul.MINNESOTA COMMERCIAL RAILWAY 508 Cleveland Avenue North St. transload facility and team track in Fridley offer reload services for much of the metro area. Director of Operations Joe Richardson. Hennepin. The Minnesota Transfer Railway was incorporated in 1883 as a switching line and was owned by the major railroads in the Twin Cities area. Major customers include: RockTenn. Chief Mechanical Officer-Locomotives The Minnesota Commercial Railway (MNNR) operates on 122 miles of track (including operating rights on other railroads) in Anoka. and Union Pacific tracks to reach other carriers’ yards in Minneapolis and St.7 million Total revenue units (2010): 41. Minnesota Commercial connects with all Twin Cities railroads. paper. In addition. several Weyerhaeuser plants and the Hugo and Roseville industrial parks.000 sq.
000 Number of locomotives: 4 Payroll: (2010) $2. machinery and vehicles. DAKOTA & WESTERN RAILWAY 101 2nd Street International Falls. MD&W in Minnesota Miles of track owned: 4 Employees: 33 Revenue units (2010): 10. MD&W invests $200. Fort Frances and Kenora.000 Commodities carried: Wood pulp. was incorporated in 1906. the International Bridge & Terminal Company.com The Minnesota.000 annually to improve track. chemicals. Its predecessor. other raw materials and finished paper products Number of freight cars: 2. the MD&W operates an Intermodal Hub Center with CN to transport paper shipments from International Falls. Inc. Dakota & Western consists of four route miles of track and four locomotives. mostly related to paper or paper products. pulpwood.000 Headquarters. Minnesota. The MD&W has a fleet of 2. The company handled 10. Phone: FAX: E-mail: (218) 285-5290 (218) 285-5742 DarwinJoslyn@boiseinc. Along with its rail operation. and Fort Frances.000 freight cars.000 carloads in 2010. which helps assure prompt.300. General Manager The Minnesota. chemicals and other raw materials used in the papermaking process and removes the finished paper products for interchange with the CN. 1910 and is one of the last vestiges of Minnesota’s once vast logging railroad system. Ontario. shops: International Falls O N TA R I O CN to Winnipeg Ft. MD&W Railway a Boise Company CN/BNSF to Duluth-Superior KOOCHICHING 16 . cost-effective rail service for Boise. Minn. Dakota & Western dates to August 15. Frances International Falls Rainy Lake Ranier Falls Jct. The railway switches pulpwood. MN 56649 Contact: Darwin Joslyn. A modern car and locomotive shop has been constructed by the railway at International Falls.MINNESOTA. Dakota & Western Railway (MD&W) serves a vital role in northern Minnesota’s papermaking industry by providing rail service to paper mills in International Falls. rail yard. All track and equipment is operated and maintained locally by a work force of 33 employees.—the largest employer in Koochiching County and the owner of the railway.
000 Commodities: Grain. including trackage rights over other railroads.O.000 carloads annually. aggregates. Box 705 (mailing address) 1420 S. feeds and fertilizers. Minnesota Northern also serves the “Wilds” industrial yard in the southwest corner of Crookston. fertilizers Number of locomotives: Number of freight cars: Headquarters. sugar and sugar by-products. seeds. Hilaire RED LAKE PENNINGTON R NO AI R T H S TA R IN TH E L LRO AD Crookston Eldred Climax Nielsville Shelly Tilden Jct. MN 56716 Contacts: Lee Lautt. coal. sugar and sugar by-products. The company has ten locomotives. Minnesota Northern connects with BNSF at Crookston and CP at Thief River Falls. Crookston. Principal commodities carried are grain. Lines extend from Crookston north to Roseau and St.MINNESOTA NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY P. coal.net mnnrs@rrv. Total mileage owned and operated is 197. seeds. via MNN’s connections with BNSF and CP. Beltrami Erskine POLK E NORMAN MAHNOMEN 17 . Customer Service The Minnesota Northern Railroad Company (MNN) was formed in December 1996 when the company purchased 204 miles of track from the BNSF Railway. shops: 10 40 Crookston LAKE OF THE WOODS Roseau Badger Greenbush Strathcona Middle River Holt ROSEAU MINNE TA NOR SO MARSHALL Thief River Falls BNSF to Grand Forks ERN TH St. KITTSON Phone: FAX: Phone: E-mail: E-mail: E-mail: 1-888-200-0415 (218) 281-4704 (218) 281-4705 (218) 281-1750 mnn@rrv. aggregates. rail yards. Minnesota Northern has 18 employees and handles approximately 9. Minnesota Northern grain customers can reach markets throughout North America. Hilaire. Operations Supervisor LeAnn Halland.net mnnll@rrv. south from Crookston to Shelly and east to Tilden Junction. feeds. Main St.net Minnesota Northern in Minnesota Miles of track owned: 120 Employees: 18 Payroll: (2010) $750.000 Total carloads: 9. Based in Crookston. freight cars are supplied by BNSF or CP and MNN has leased 40 grain hopper cars. Manager Administration & Marketing Richard Spiering.
Annual track upgrades are being made with a goal of achieving 25 mph operation by 2011 from Winthrop east to Norwood. President Craig Glaeser.net tjeske@tcwr. MPL is the operator on 94 miles of track between Norwood and Hanley Falls. Mechanical & Maintenance Minnesota Valley Regional Rail authority Phone: (320) 864-7200 Website: http://www. MPL works in partnership with the MVRRA and the communities it serves to enhance rural economic development. MPL serves some of the most productive agricultural counties of Minnesota. Dir. salt and butter Headquarters: Glencoe Maintenance shops: Glencoe. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Twin Cities & Western Railroad based in Glencoe. With restoration of dependable service.MINNESOTA PRAIRIE LINE INC. Director. Restoration started in April 2002 and MPL began operations in October 2002. Morton t Ot Orro Milbank l n i ovnlv eill Od e a ess A e ppl ton ANOKA SWIFT KANDYOHI WASHINGTON o E No rw Bo ood ng Co ards log ne Jon atha n Cha nha Hop ssen kins Re n Ru ville e Da bel nu O Olilv be ivi ia Bir a d Is lan d He cto r Bu ffal oL ake Ste wa rt Bro wn ton GL E Pla NCO t L A C Q U I PA R L E n an tso Mil Wa C H I P P E W A rth ioo No ide vev ls otet onn ahl alls Fal art M M gd F ta He e e so d W anit e e Gr Minn acr S MINNESOTA HENNEPIN MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL Camden RAMSEY Pigs Eye/ Daytons Bluff yards yards Wo od Lak e Ec ho Be lvie w SOUTH DAKOTA Hanley Falls YELLOW MEDICINE RENVILLE MCLEOD SIBLEY Hamburg Green Isle CARVER SCOTT Savage D A K O TA Mo rto Fra n nkl in Fai rfa x M REDWOOD AI RIE LIN E Re dw ood N IN Fal De ES O Gib bo n Win thr op Ga ylo rd Arl ing ton lhi ls Minnesota Prairie Line Twin Cities & Western Trackage rights TA PR 18 . MVRRA The Minnesota Prairie Line Inc.org Julie Rath. ethanol..org http://www. MN 55336 Contacts: Mark Wegner.tcwr. Minn.net/mpl FAX: (320) 864-7220 (320) 864-7204 (320) 864-7206 (320) 864-7211 (320) 864-7210 (320) 864-7214 (507) 637-4084 Website: mwegner@tcwr. DDGs. Chair.net firstname.lastname@example.org rbergeron@tcwr. which is supplied by FUMPA Biofuels—an MPL customer in Redwood Falls. rail traffic has been increasing year after year. Gen. Louis Railway’s line to the Missouri River. BIG STONE Prior to MPL’s operation of the rail line. MPL is the first railroad in Minnesota and the first in the nation to operate locomotives using five percent biodiesel fuel. Marketing & Sales Robin Bergeron. biodiesel. canned vegetables. Minn. Administrator for MVRRA Bob Fox.mvrra. Operations Tim Jeske.000 Commodities: Grains.net cglaeser@tcwr. Manager. (MPL). Sales Bob Suko. fertilizer. Dir.net bsuko@tcwr. MPL in Minnesota Miles of track operated: 94 Locomotives 2 Freight cars: 175 Total carloads: More than 6. 2925 12th Street East Glencoe. it was operated by a series of short lines following abandonment by the Chicago and North Western in 1980. which is owned by the Minnesota Valley Regional Railroad Authority (MVRRA). The line was originally part of the Minneapolis & St.
Thousands of new ties have been installed. fertilizer. and waste oil. Omaha 19 . ethanol. waste oil Administrative offices: Luverne Jasper SOUTH DAKOTA Garretson ROCK LUVERNE Magnolia Adrian NOBLES UP to Mankato.O. 106 East Fletcher Street P. In 2010. which helped keep 2.MINNESOTA SOuTHERN RAILWAY. Twin Cities Ma n ley Rushmore Worthington Agate Beaver Creek SIOUX FALLS Hills BNSF to Sioux City. The track is owned by a regional rail authority. Lincoln MINNESOTA SOUTHERN RAILWAY Other railroads MINNESOTA IOWA UP to Sioux City. The railroad operates in Nobles and Rock counties and serves seven Minnesota communities. INC. The railroad is a large contributor to the local economy. rock ballast distributed to improve drainage. ethanol. For the last five years.000 Locomotives 2 Total carloads 625 Commodities: Feed. Twin Cities MSWY in Minnesota Miles of track operated: 42 Employees: 7 Annual purchases: $200. MN 56156 Contact: Brent Polanchek and is privately owned. fertilizer. and is operated by Minnesota Southern under a 20-year lease agreement. S.D. Minnesota Southern carried 625 carloads in 2010.000 on purchases in the state. and bridges removed. Paul. Principal commodities carried include animal feed. The company was founded in November 2001 BNSF to Willmar.200 trucks off the highways last year. the company spent approximately $200. St. Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (later part of the Chicago and North Western) and was part of a branch line from Worthington to Sioux Falls. Minnesota Southern is based in Luverne and employs seven people. The line from Agate to Manley once belonged to the Chicago. Box 562 Luverne. Phone: FAX: (507) 283-4269 (507) 283-4272 The Minnesota Southern Railway (MSWY) operates freight service on 42 miles of track from a connection with the Union Pacific at Agate (south of Worthington) to a connection with the BNSF Railway at Manley. the railroad has focused on right-of-way improvements.
In 2009. Cloud. NLR is a member of the Anacostia & Pacific Company. providing daily switching service to major customers including Borgert Products.000 Principal commodities: Aggregate. Cloud. Martin Marietta. President James Zanoth. Rickel. Pacific Northwest NORT HE RN L E IN S BENTON R AIL WA Y STERNS St. In addition. 2005 began operating on 23 miles of track leased from BNSF Railway in St. Kansas City 20 . Minn.NORTHERN LINES RAILWAY. Inc. Since beginning operations in 2005. Manion’s Wholesale Building Supply. Inc.5 miles of main track to facilitate a new road in Waite Park.. RockTenn and Wenner Gas Co. Cloud yard. Quad Graphics.com/nlr/nlr.500 Locomotives 2 Purchases in Minnesota $250.anacostia. NLR has completed a tie replacement project along the St. which was merged into Burlington Northern when it was created in 1970. NLR offers multiple transload locations for customers lacking a rail siding. (www. At one time. NLR’s lines were operated by the Great Northern Railway.. CLOUD SHERBURNE BNSF to Minneapolis. Northern Lines Railway Miles of track operated: 23 Employees: 6 Total carloads: 7. Cloud BNSF to Fargo. Northern Metals. Joseph Rockville Cold Spring ST. American Iron. Maiers Transport & Warehousing. with branch lines extending to St. Cloud and handles approximately 8.. Cold Spring Granite.750 carloads annually. Joseph spur and a switch tie replacement project in the St. a transportation and development firm based in Chicago and New York.com). Wenner Gas expanded by building a new rail-served tank car unloading facility in Rockville and closed their operation in Cold Spring.anacostia. Electrolux. MN 56303 Contacts: Daniel C. LLC 2015 Sixth Street North St. Mathew Hall Lumber. NLR connects with BNSF at St. Chicago. Office Manager/Customer Service Justin Chalich. paper and lumber.html (320) 253-5983 (320) 253-8130 (320) 252-2718 (320) 259-0395 Northern Lines has two locomotives and a wide range of freight cars are supplied by BNSF. scrap steel. NLR constructed about 1. Joseph and Cold Spring. Phone: FAX: Website: Phone: FAX: (320) 253-8130 (320) 253-5282 http://www. which has developed eight new railroads since it was formed in 1985. Manager Maintenance/Operations Northern Lines Railway (NLR) was formed in late 2004 and on April 23. Administrative offices: St. Knife River Corp. pulp board. Minn. In 2010.
In addition. Box 38 Fordville.com todd_gullickson@nprail. and painting for locomotives and freight cars at its shops located in Erskine. aggregates.com robin_omdahl@nprail. N. Asst. Northern Plains also connects with CP at Thief River Falls. to a connection with the CP at Kenmare. Minn. N. and run north and west from Fordville. Gullickson.1 million Total carloads: 19. CPR to Canada MARSHALL To North Dakota Points Oslo Alvarado Warren Radium Viking Thief River Falls PENNINGTON NORTH DAKOTA POLK RED LAKE CPR to Twin Cities 21 .D. N. NPRS services locomotives on a contract basis as well. Northern Plains has 63 employees. A majority of freight cars are supplied by CP. Northern Plains serves 40 communities. Northern Plains Miles of track: 410 (45 miles in Minnesota) Employees: 63 Payroll (2010) $4.. N. Northern Plains grain customers can reach all grain markets through NPR’s connections with CP. fertilizer Administrative offices: Fordville. NPRS constructs and maintains tracks on a contract basis. and FordPhone: FAX: Web: (701) 229-3330 (701) 229-3365 www. Northern Plains was named 2010 Regional Railroad of the Year by Railway age magazine. INC. performs running repairs. Asst. N. Lines extend west from Thief River Falls to Devils Lake.D. President Jesse J.com jesse_chalich@nprail.D. including six in Minnesota. VP Car Repair Todd L. Chalich. Omdahl. ND 58231 Contacts: Larry R. Jamieson. Northern Plains Rail Services.NORTHERN PLAINS RAILROAD. Based in Fordville N. VP Marketing/Sales Robin C.com ville.nprail. The company has 22 locomotives and 60 freight cars. Manager Operations The Northern Plains Railroad was formed in January 1997 when the company leased 388 miles of branch lines in Minnesota and North Dakota from Canadian Pacific Railway (CP). 100 Railroad Avenue P. a NPR affiliate.D.D.com larry_jamieson@nprail.O.828 Locomotives: 22 Freight cars: 60 Principal commodities: Small grains. contract maintenance services.D. NPRS is now a M1003 AAR certified shop.
com (218) 205-6448 The line now operated by OTVR was once part of the Great Northern Railway’s main line between St. MN 56537 Contact: James Bonner. Inc. Assistant General Manager Troy Dodds. Paul rn e Ba sv ille Fa Sa b in r Ba La wn Ro th sa y da ke le le rli s Ca Fergus Falls NORTH DAKOTA SOUTH DAKOTA MINNESOTA Otter Tail Valley Railroad Trackage rights 22 Fr en ch Ho ot La ke . Branch lines extend from Fergus Falls to French and Hoot Lake. Phone: FAX: Website: Cell: 1-800-726-7921 (218) 736-7636 http://www. diesel locomotives and a fleet of covered hoppers. Great Northern merged into Burlington Northern when it was created in 1970. There are six communities served by the Otter Tail Valley Railroad. Anacostia & Pacific Company.000 carloads annually and is locally managed. Principal commodities transported by Otter Tail Valley are grain.000 Grain. purchased the railroad in September 1996 from its owners. coal. just east of Moorhead. Inc. OTVR interchanges traffic with BNSF at Dilworth yard.p. ethanol Fergus Falls Mo ut So h rg o BNSF to Seattle. Cloud and Fargo/Moorhead.000 h. OTVR also serves the Moorhead McCara Industrial Park. The railroad handles approximately 14. plus a five-mile branch from Barnesville to Downer. The company owns six 1.OTTER TAIL VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY 200 North Mill Street Fergus Falls. Minn. Otter Tail Valley was formed in 1986. or are customer leased/owned. Operations Manager Otter Tail Valley Railroad Company (OTVR) operates 71 miles of former Burlington Northern (now BNSF) trackage between Fergus Falls and Moorhead/ Dilworth. coal and ethanol. RailAmerica. Other freight cars are supplied through BNSF Railway. Otter Tail Valley in Minnesota Miles of track owned: Employees: Locomotives: Total carloads: Principal commodities: Administrative offices: 71 11 6 14. Portland Di lw or th or he ad BNSF to Minneapolis–St.750-2.railamerica. OTVR is one of 43 railroads owned by RailAmerica.
known as the Dan Patch Line. building products. This expansion provides PGR with access to over 450 acres of rail-served industrial development property.com http://www. In May 2004. ft.progressiverail. PGR acquired the former Cannon Falls subdivision and operations to Faribault. President Lon Van Gemert. RBL and other equipped boxcars. plastics. VP Carload Connection Progressive Rail Incorporated is a contract rail carrier that operates nearly 80 miles of line on behalf of the Canadian Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in the greater Twin Cities area.com djenkins@progressiverail. Texas 23 .com jgillman@progressiverail. Phone: FAX: E-mail: Website: E-mail: (952) 985-7245 1-888-PRO-RAIL (776-7245) (952) 985-7626 email@example.com In March 2004. in partnership with the Union Pacific. warehouse.com dwhiteley@progressiverail. chemicals. MN 55044 Contacts: Dave Fellon. Progressive Rail in Minnesota CPR to Canada ST. Minn.com dfellon@progressiverail. as well as provide temporary storage of materials in a heated. pipe. Progressive Rail leased nine miles of track from CP. Lakeville. tying into its current Airlake Industrial Park operation and the Rosemount to Eagandale industrial spur. The railroad has 75 full-time employees and owns nine diesel locomotives and a fleet of 12 60-ft. Chief Financial Officer Duane Jenkins. from Bloomington to south Minneapolis. Progressive Rail began operations on September 25. Northfield and Faribault. Minn. Chief Executive Officer Doug Whiteley. PAUL MINNEAPOLIS CPR. 110. Administration offices are located in Lakeville. which allows customers to transfer cargo from rail to truck. VP Customer Service Jeff Gillman. Minn.com lvangemert@progressiverail.PROGRESSIVE RAIL INCORPORATED Airlake Industrial Park 21778 Highview Ave. formerly operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway. salt Administrative offices: Lakeville PGR Trackage rights Other railroads PROGRESSIVE RAIL INCORPORATED Faribault UP to Kansas City. Progressive Rail also offers transloading services. 1996 in Airlake Industrial Park in Lakeville. cement/flyash.000 sq.751 Principal commodities: Forest products. paper. including operations to Cannon Falls. UP to Chicago Richfield Bloomington Lakeville Eagan Rosemount Randolph Cannon Falls Northfield Miles of track owned and operated: 80 Employees: 75 Locomotives: 9 Total carloads: 11. In February 2001. canned goods. PGR assumed operations of Canadian Pacific’s yard in Northfield.
petroleum products. freight car repair facility in Breckenridge to handle running and contract repairs for the railWebsite: P. farm machinery. RRVW in Minnesota Miles of track owned: 440 (2 in Minnesota) Employees: 100 Total carloads: 55. including relaying 50 miles of track with heavier rail. The railroad serves approximately 35 grain elevators (including two shuttle train facilities in Breckenridge). Since then.Car Shop The Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company (RRVW) began operations on July 19. In addition. Phone: (218) 643-4994 Breckenridge. steel. ag processing by-products Administrative offices: Wahpeton. coal. more than $20 million has been allocated for capital projects. Since 1987. DAKOTA To Oakes MINNESOTA Kent WILKIN Dwight Wahpeton Breckenridge Doran Campbell Aberdeen Line Jct.000 Locomotives 13 Commodities: Sugar. RRVW has doubled its freight volume and has moved more than 883. ND 58074 http://www.D. corn syrup. aggregates.rrvw. MN 56520 FAX: (218) 643-4980 road and customers. Contacts: Andrew J. BNSF to Minneapolis r Ba ne Mo et or RRV&W Breckenridge Area RRV&W Trackage rights RICHLAND y on n Ge d od w wo e er dg dg Li eo es 24 n on so ns in nk nk Ha Ha S. Minn. RRVW spends about $4 million each year on track maintenance.ft.RED RIVER VALLEY & WESTERN RAILROAD CO. It is one of the larger of the approximately 550 regional and short line railroads operating in the United States and RRVW was named 2005 Regional Railroad of the Year by Railway age. fertilizer.200 sq.D.net Phone: (701) 642-8257 FAX: (701) 642-5102 501 Minnesota Ave. Box 608 116 South Fourth St. 1987 over track acquired from Burlington Northern Railroad (now BNSF). Manager Transportation Cal Gruebele. up from 45 at start-up.000 carloads of freight for customers. Manager . Specialized equipment includes an automated washer for cleaning tank cars. RRVW dedicated a new two-track.. In mid-2009. Director of Administration Sharon Trudell. N. 19. The railroad’s locomotive shops and a large marshaling yard are located in Breckenridge. while administrative offices are located across the Red River in Wahpeton. VP Marketing Dan Keogh. Wahpeton. Zink. DAKOTA ey nn Te nt n ou ou r irm Fa Fa . RRVW presently has about 60 customers in Minnesota and North Dakota. Operations and car repair facility: Breckenridge To Casselton BNSF to Fargo/Moorhead Red River V alley W estern R A I L R O A D C O M PA N Y Colfax N. Thompson. lumber. RRVW owns or operates on 576 route miles of track (31 miles in Minnesota. plastic. N. RRVW employs about 100 people. Manager Track & Structures Dave Volk. More than 100 miles of track are surfaced each year for smoother operation. which generate more than 50 percent of the traffic. President & CEO Daniel L.O. including trackage rights).
flour. The railroad owns two locomotives. Croix Valley has two employees and serves three communities: North Branch. CROIx VALLEY RAILROAD 175 West 4th Street P. all freight cars are supplied by BNSF. Croix Valley in Minnesota Hinckley BN SF BNSF to Minneapolis Pine City KANABEC ISANTI PINE CHISAGO Miles of track owned: Employees: Payroll: (2010) Annual carloads: Principal commodities: Locomotives: Headquarters.net Principal commodities carried include grain. The railroad is operated as a subsidiary of Minnesota Northern Railroad Co.net mnnrs@rrv. Operations supervisor LeAnn Halland. The railroad handles approximately 3.000 carloads annually and is locally managed. flour. Phone: FAX: Phone: E-mail: E-mail: E-mail: 1-888-200-0415 (320) 358-0383 (320) 358-0276 (218) 281-1750 firstname.lastname@example.org 3. St. & Marketing Richard Spiering. (MNN). fertilizers 2 Rush City Rock Creek Rush City ST. SCXY was purchased from BNSF in September 1997. MN 55069 Contacts: Lee Lautt. Box 563 (mailing address) Rush City. Paul. Pine City and Rush City.net mnnll@rrv.ST. Manager Admin.000 Grain.O. Interchange is made with BNSF at Hinckley. BNSF to Duluth/Superior St. Customer Service The St. shops: 36 2 $150. The line from Hinckley to North Branch once belonged to the Northern Pacific Railway and was part of its main line from Duluth to St. rail yards. and fertilizers. C IX VA RO LL EY Harris R HE AI LROAD T S KA LLY LI NE North Branch 25 . Croix Valley Railroad owns and operates 36 miles of former BNSF Railway trackage from Hinckley to North Branch.
net terminals in Minneapolis and St. TC&W was named Regional Railroad of the Year by Railway age magazine. In 2008. Transportation Services The Twin Cities and Western Railroad (TC&W) operates 229 miles of track and trackage rights serving some of the most productive agricultural counties of Minnesota. TC&W has direct access to Camden Place barge terminal on the Mississippi River in North Minneapolis and Savage on the Minnesota River. Dir. Car Accounting & Utilization Holli Schafer.TWIN CITIES & WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY 2925 12th Street East Glencoe. CP..net hschafer@tcwr. TC&W also provides intermodal service between Montevideo and St. grains and organic grains. TC&W in Minnesota Miles of track owned: 146 Employees: 68 Payroll and fringes: $5. Gen. Dir. The main line was constructed in the 1870s by the Hastings & Dakota Railway. coal. MN 55336 Contact: Mark Wegner.net lkoelln@tcwr. Operations began on July 27. Operations Tim Jeske.” Prior to TC&W and Soo Line. Marketing and Sales Robin Bergeron. canned/frozen vegetables.6 million Locomotives: 12 Freight cars: More than 700 Total carloads: 18. pellets. fertilizers.000 Commodities: Aggregates. animal fats/tallow. Office Manager Lori Koelln.net rbergeron@tcwr. Mechanical & Maintenance Katie Masog. sugar Headquarters: Glencoe Maintenance shops: Glencoe. Morton BIG STONE t Ot Orro Milbank le leil n i ovnlv Od & TCW a ess A e ppl ton ANOKA SWIFT KANDYOHI WASHINGTON o E No rw Bo ood ng Co ards log ne Jon atha n Cha nha Hop ssen kins Re n Ru ville e Da bel nu O Olilv be ivi ia Bir a d Is lan d He cto r Bu ffal oL ake Ste wa rt Bro wn ton GL E Pla NCO t L A C Q U I PA R L E n an tso Mil Wa C H I P P E W A rth ioo No ide vev ls otet onn ahl alls Fal art M M gd F ta He We anite eso ed Gr Minn acr S MINNESOTA HENNEPIN MINNEAPOLIS ST. Mgr. of Accounting Sue Bombeck. 1991 over track and trackage rights acquired from the Soo Line Railroad (now Canadian Pacific) between the Twin Cities and Milbank. TC&W interchanges in the Twin Cities with BNSF. PAUL Camden RAMSEY Pigs Eye/ Daytons Bluff yards yards Wo od Lak e Ec ho Be lvie w SOUTH DAKOTA Hanley Falls YELLOW MEDICINE RENVILLE MCLEOD SIBLEY Hamburg Green Isle CARVER SCOTT Savage D A K O TA Gib bo n Win thr op Ga ylo rd Arl ing ton De lhi Mo rto Fra n nkl in Fai rfa x Fal ls REDWOOD Re dw ood Twin Cities & Western Minnesota Prairie Line Trackage rights 26 . forest products.tcwr. TC&W shipments consist primarily of commodities in the agricultural markets. Mgr. S. Paul through use of connecting rail carriers. DDGs. Revenue Accounting Diane McCall. Paul.net bsuko@tcwr. CN.net email@example.com dmccall@tcwr. TC&W can access all other major river Phone: (320) 864-7200 or 1-800-290-TCWR (8297) Website: www. Mgr. Manager. Dir. MNNR and UP.net cglaeser@tcwr. Sales Bob Suko. President Craig Glaeser. beet pulp. Dir.net FAX: (320) 864-7220 (320) 864-7204 (320) 864-7206 (320) 864-7211 (320) 864-7210 (320) 864-7214 (320) 864-7207 (320) 864-7201 (320) 864-7216 (320) 864-7203 (320) 864-7213 mwegner@tcwr. the track was part of the former Milwaukee Road’s main line providing freight and passenger service to the Pacific Northwest.D.—formerly known as the “Ortonville Line.net firstname.lastname@example.org kmasog@tcwr. ethanol.
org 27 . Louis & Lake Counties Regional Rail Authority 506 West Michigan Street Duluth.9 million.. built by American Locomotive Co. The Empire Builder operates daily serving Winona. IL 60607 Contact: Derrick L. an all-time record and the seventh ridership gain in eight years. Ore. which purchased the track from the Duluth. which includes a plan to establish a higher-frequency. The railroad is operated under contract by the Lake Superior Railroad Museum of Duluth.000 route miles. Dir. St.northshorescenicrailroad.. Red Wing. 25 miles. Paul Midway Station. D. Amtrak owns and operates St. Amtrak continues to support development of the Midwest Regional Rail System. Minnesota is in Amtrak’s Central Division. St. Cloud. Staples and Detroit Lakes. Amtrak spent $66 million for goods and services in Minnesota in FY 2010. Total ridership at Minnesota stations in Fiscal Year 2010 was 188. of RR Operations The North Shore Scenic Railroad provides tourist passenger service during the summer and fall months between Duluth and Two Harbors. Payroll in the state in fiscal year 2010 was approximately $2.C. local and intercity and possibly commuter rail. Amtrak provides passenger rail service over a nationwide network of 21. Paul Union Depot when Ramsey County completes a renovation of the historic structure. James Director of Government Affairs Website: Phone: FAX: E-mail: http://www. Milwaukee. in 1923. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Rail Authority. and Chicago.881. Empire Builder passenger train operates over 373 miles of BNSF Railway. Amtrak has 20. In FY 2010.com Amtrak’s long-distance. Amtrak will relocate the St. serving 525 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Paul station stop to St. The track is owned by the St.com (312) 880-5118 (312) 880-5167 jamesde@amtrak. which is based in Chicago. Amtrak partners with 15 states to operate 170 daily trains over 19 routes. Madison.OTHER RAILROADS SERVING MINNESOTA AMTRAK (National Railroad Passenger Corporation) 525 West Van Buren Street Suite 200 Chicago. 2719.amtrak.000 employees including 43 in Minnesota. Chicago to Seattle and Portland. The Empire Builder is the most popular long-distance passenger train in America and last year carried a total of 533. Headquartered in Washington. Phone: FAX: Website: (218) 722-1273 or 1-800-423-1273 (218) 733-7596 http://www. MN 55802 Contact: Tim Schandel. Amtrak actively seeks partnerships with state governments to expand rail passenger service on existing and new routes. joining light rail. NORTH SHORE SCENIC RAILROAD St. Missabe & Iron Range Railway. Canadian Pacific Railway and Minnesota Commercial Railway trackage in Minnesota.493 passengers. Paul-Minneapolis. trip-time competitive service between the Twin Cities. Steam-powered trains are operated on the last three weekends of August and the first two weekends of September using Soo Line Pacific Class locomotive No. Amtrak carried nearly 29 million passengers.
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