Rail Transportation


Iowa DOT publications
Rail Toolkit
A basic guide to getting and using rail services in Iowa. Includes profiles of all Iowa railroads.
Railroad profiles
Profiles of each railroad operating in Iowa
Iowa rail trends
An annual look at the railroads in Iowa, the type and quantity of commodities hauled, rail mileage, and other information about Iowa’s freight and passenger system.
Comparison chart
A graphic comparison of truck, rail, and barge freight capacities, units, and lengths.
Iowa Rail Plan
A planning document providing information on Iowa’s railroads, Iowa DOT programs, and funding needs.
Iowa railroad activity book
Puzzles, coloring pages, matching games, and more. Educators are invited to contact the Office of Rail Transportation to obtain class copies.
Need Answers?
Statewide contact information for Iowa DOT officials.


Iowa railroad maps
A variety of current rail system maps and links to a few select historical rail maps.
GIS data downloads
State, county, and city maps