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Iowa Rail Toolkit

The Iowa Rail Toolkit was created to provide new freight rail users and economic development professionals with a basic introduction to rail freight shipping concepts, practices and access. Resources are included to help make shipping by rail in Iowa easier and more understandable. A directory of Iowa railroad companies is included listing contact information and a basic profile of each network.

Iowa Rail Toolkit

Toolkit Sections
  • Preface
    – Are you a rail shipper
    – Success stories
  • Selecting rail as a mode of transportation
    – Selecting rail as a mode
    – Mode transportation comparisons
    – Alternate access to railroads: transloading, team track and public warehouses
    – Intermodal
    – Carload
    – Rail cars
  • Resource Directory
    – Third party logistics services
    – Publications
    – Trade associations
    – Education and certification