Your Gateway to the World

Twin Cities & Western Railroad Company helps its customers and the communities it serves to succeed through safe, effective and efficient freight transportation. We are your gateway to the world!


Join the TC&W Team

Twin Cities & Western Railroad is focused on our Core Values of Safety, Leadership, People, & Customer Service. We are looking for employees that share these values and want to grow with us.

TC&W Careers

What We Do


TC&W has transloading sites to connect you to the entire North American rail network.

Railcar Storage

TC&W offers railcar storage services for both short-term and long-term storage.

Railcar Repair

TC&W provides light railcar repair services to keep you running. Send your cars to us or we can come to you!

Community Outreach

TC&W attends local schools and events to educate or rail safety & career opportunities.

In Your Neighborhood

Twin Cities & Western Railroad operates over 360 miles of track in Minnesota and South Dakota. We are the largest shortline railroad in Minnesota!

Where we Move

Benefits of Rail


The rail industry is a critical and dependable link in the nation's supply chain. Rail has fixed routes and follows a schedule so you can monitor your cargo's location.

Cost Effective

Hauling freight by rail is a cost effective option. You're able to transport more cargo in a rail car than a truck.

Environmentally Friendly

Railroads can be four times more fuel-efficient than trucks. Shipping by rail helps reduce highway congestion and pollution.


The versatility of rail makes it a great option for hauling freight. Rail can move a large variety of commondities from origin to destination.

What Our Customers Say

"The TC&W & MPL have continually provided great service and give Step Saver the confidence that this service will continue into the future."
Chuck Steffl, Step Saver Inc.
"We have found the TCWR to be both helpful and reliable, allowing us to accomplish our goals of providing better business to both our customers and our producer partners in the region."
Shaun Brooks, F.W. Cobs Company