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Iowa River Railroad, Inc. (IARR) - 2008


The Iowa River Railroad was formed in 2006 when the railroad purchased the Union Pacific line from Marshalltown to Steamboat Rock. The railroad also acquired the rail-banked (dormant) portion of track from Steamboat Rock to Ackley from the North Central Railway Association (shippers on the formerly operational line.) The railroad is headquartered in Steamboat Rock.

The IARR operates 43 miles in central Iowa between Marshalltown and Ackley. The Iowa River Railroad connects with the Union Pacific Railroad in Marshalltown and with the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad (owned by CN) at Ackley. The railroad employs three people, all located in Iowa.

The main products handled by the IARR include ethanol, grain, and chemicals/fertilizers.