About Us

Iowa Interstate Railroad, LTD is a privately held Delaware Corporation and subsidiary of Railroad Development Corporation. It is also one of the few Regional Railroads that connects with the entire Class 1 railroad system (BNSF, UP, CN, CP, KCS, CSXT, and NS) at multiple locations. Our service runs from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Chicago with a branch line to Peoria, Illinois. We also provide daily service to Cedar Rapids, Iowa over the CIC railway. As a result, IAIS customers have the capability to ship and receive their goods to or from anywhere in North America. We also provide Intermodal facilities at Blue Island, Illinois and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Our service pattern is 7 days per week between the Omaha area and Chicago. We also offer access to the Mississippi and Illinois River terminals for rail to barge or barge to rail service. Trans-load facilities are also located in Council Bluffs and Newton Iowa.

Our locomotive fleet, track, and facilities are maintained to high standards and continually upgraded to provide safe reliable service to our customers and employees. We handle a wide range of commodities that include agricultural products, plastics, paper, steel, scrap, lumber and coal. We currently have access to over 1 billion gallons of ethanol and as such, we are one of the top carriers in the ethanol/feed market, sending many unit trains of product to markets throughout the U.S. each week. We are a member of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and American Short-line and Regional Rail Association (ASLRRA).

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Patriot Renewable Fuels, LLC article in EnergyDigital Magazine 02/13/2014
Iowa Interstate Honors Veterans567.81kb01/24/2014
Iowa Interstate opens new locomotive shop567.81kb11/7/2012
The story behind the Iowa Interstate Story157.00kb8/27/2012
NRHS Event157.00kb5/24/2012
IAIS Charity Rides147.9kb5/24/2012
NewsTracks Spring 20123.97mb5/23/2012
Miller and Lipka Promotion575kb3/30/2012
Cathy Smith Promotion73.98kb4/03/2012
Scott Woodward Promotion409kb12/29/2011
Reward Announcement for Menlo Switch Tampering270kb06/17/2011
IAIS to build new locomotive shop376kb12/17/2010
Biodiesel Locomotive Test Leads Rail Industry28kb9/16/2009
IAIS 25th Anniversary3.29MB5/09/2009
IAIS Receives Gold Harriman Memorial Safety Award.doc34 KB6/16/2008

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