TC&W – Your Neighborhood Railroad
We may be called Twin Cities & Western Railroad – but we are not just in the Twin Cities. We are a regional railroad based in Glencoe, Minnesota and in your neighborhood!
Our mission is to provide safe, effective, and efficient freight route transportation to the customers and communities we serve.
We aim to help grow the economies of rural Minnesota and rural South Dakota.
Over 360 Miles of Track
TC&W operates over 360 miles of track serving a variety of industries and some of the most productive agricultural counties in Minnesota and South Dakota. Almost anything can be transported by rail. Whether your freight is grain or aggregates, lumber, farm machinery, liquids or most anything else, it can be moved by rail.
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90 Awesome Employees
Our dedicated team of around 90 people drive our success. Each of our employees, whether they work in repair, transportation or operations, play a critical role at TC&W. We aim to make our talented team feel empowered and engaged at TC&W! We are continually focused on safety and provide ongoing education and training to keep our employees and community safe. We have rewarding careers at TC&W for people that thrive in the field or in the office.
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Largest Shortline Railroad in Minnesota
Interchanging with all the Class 1 railroads in the Minneapolis/St. Paul terminal area, TC&W provides a gateway to world markets for the surrounding areas. Operating as far east as St. Paul, Minnesota and as far west as Milbank, South Dakota, TC&W is the largest short line railroad company in Minnesota.
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In recent years, TC&W, MPL and SMRC customers have shipped products to or from 44 US States, 8 Canadian Provinces, 8 states in Mexico and overseas export markets.
Gateway to the World
TC&W’s history involves many railroads, and we continue to operate many different railroads today. Twin Cities & Western Railroad Company, Minnesota Prairie Line (MPL) and Sisseton Milbank Railroad Company (SMRC) offer valuable rail services to our customers. Shipping via rail is environmentally-friendly and often more cost-effective than trucks, especially for long hauls.
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