Entrepreneurial Railroading SM
photo courtesy Tom Barrows
Tom Barrows
Business Development
In the heart of the Midwest

The Indiana Rail Road Company has earned a reputation as one of the most successful regional railroads in North America by providing a high level of service to our customers. We’re an industry leader in employing innovative technologies that put safety, efficiency and communication as top priorities.

As a result, our Marketing Team – with more than 100 years of combined experience in railroad logistics – can offer service solutions to our customers that are competitive and reliable, and seamlessly tie together the best rail-routing options with our connecting carriers.

Furthermore, the Indiana Rail Road and our employees offer service advantages other railroads simply cannot match:

  • Central Location: We are headquartered in Indianapolis, the “Crossroads of America,” and located in the heart of America’s industrial and agricultural core. Our system is within a short drive of seven interstates, numerous four-lane highways and the U.S. inland waterway system.
  • Class I Railroad Connections: We have connections with six North American Class I railroads at Chicago, Indianapolis, and other locations.
  • We Are Local: Unlike larger transportation systems, our success relies on building relationships with customers and being accessible.

Our team has proven success in industrial development, creating opportunities to locate new businesses along our line, and transload sites are available at Indianapolis and other locations.

This is why Indiana Rail Road’s merchandise traffic volumes have grown more than 600 percent over 30 years.

The Indiana Rail Road Company exemplifies "Entrepreneurial Railroading" because our employees bring a business-minded and partnership-oriented approach to serving our customers’ needs. Please contact our Marketing Team for more details on how easy it can be to ship via the Indiana Rail Road.

Contact Us

For more information, call us toll-free at 1-888-596-2121

Bob Babcock, Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development
317 822-7716

Larry Kaelin, Vice President Coal and Energy Marketing
317 616-3434

Brian Jonaitis, Director, Sales
317 616-3429


Connecting Carriers: Interchange Location:
Belt Railway of Chicago Chicago, Illinois
BNSF Chicago, Illinois
Canadian National Newton, Illinois
Canadian Pacific Railway Chicago, Illinois
Central Railroad of Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana
Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Eastern Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, S. Shore & S. Bend Chicago, Illinois
CSX Transportation Indianapolis, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
Indiana Harbor Belt Chicago, Illinois
Indiana Southern Railroad Switz City, Indiana
Iowa Interstate Chicago, Illinois
Louisville & Indiana Railroad Indianapolis, Indiana
Norfolk Southern Chicago, Illinois
Oakland City, Indiana
Union Pacific Chicago, Illinois
Wisconsin and Southern Chicago, Illinois
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