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Iowa Traction Railroad Co. (IATR) - 2013


Railroad ProfileThe Iowa Traction Railway Co. is privately owned by Progressive Rail, Inc. of Lakeville MN, who acquired the line on October 1, 2012. The IATR is recognized as the only freight-hauling railroad which relies solely on electric overhead power. The line was previously known as the Iowa Terminal Railroad and Iowa Traction Railroad. The headquarters are located in Mason City.

The IATR operates 13 miles between Clear Lake and Mason City in northern Iowa. The railroad connects with the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad in Mason City.

The main products handled by the IATR include food products, biofuels and waste and scrap materials.