Have you considered rail as a cost-effective way to move your commodities?
Rail is a great solution for freight transportation and the Twin Cities & Western Railroad Company can ship more commodities than you think! Almost anything can be transported by rail. Whether your freight is grain, lumber, aggregates, metals, farm machinery, liquids, or most anything else, it can be moved by rail!
Commodities Shipped via Rail
Commodities handled on our railroad include: plastics, machinery, wind equipment, corn, soybeans, sugar, ethanol, distillers dried grain (DDG’s), fertilizers, butter, lumber and other forest products, canned and frozen vegetables, tallow, salt (commercial & industrial), aggregates, and more. Whether it’s food and farm products, construction materials, industrial products or chemicals, it can be shipped via rail.
Shipping Rail Versus Truck
Do you need freight transportation for extremely heavy or bulky items? Are you shipping a long distance? Railcars can hold a greater volume than trucks, saving you money on long hauls and minimizing the impact on the environment, too. Learn more about shipping your commodities by rail instead of truck.
Transloading & Railcar Storage
You don’t have to be on rail to ship by rail! Transloading on TC&W, including at our new Eden Prairie, MN transload site and elsewhere along our lines allows you to use the most economical combination of rail and truck to ship your products. TC&W offers loaded and empty railcar storage and also has sites available for rail-to-truck and truck-to-rail transloading.