Show-Me State at the Crossroads of America’s Rail Network

With large rail yards in Kansas City and St. Louis, connections to significant east-west and north-south rail lines, the headquarters of one of the nation’s largest railroads, Kansas City Southern, and significant passenger rail routes, Missouri really is at the crossroads of America’s rail network. For Missouri farms and factories, freight rail is the gateway to the world.

Missouri’s 19 freight railroads operate over 3,862 miles of track and employ 7,272 in the Show-Me State.* It would have taken approximately 21.4 million additional truckloads to move the 385.8 million tons of freight that moved by rail in Missouri in 2017. Intermodal and food glass and stone make up the majority of freight rail shipments beginning in Missouri. Coal is the largest rail import to the state.

*2017 data

Rail at Work

Missouri

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Featured Rail Advocates

Missouri
Joe Reagan
Joe Reagan
President & CEO, St. Louis Regional Chamber
Shelley Keeney Taylor
Shelley Keeney Taylor
Missouri State Representative

Featured Rail Supply Companies

Missouri

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Railway Supply Institute
NRCMA
HDR
Alstom
North American Tie & Timber
TTX Company
RCL Services Group
RailWorks Corporation
Progress Rail Services
New York Air Brake
L.B. Foster Company
Hulcher Services Inc.
Herzog Companies

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43 percent
decrease

in rail rates, 1981-2014.


That means the average rail customer today can ship nearly twice as much freight for about the same price it paid more than 30 years ago. 

State Director

Missouri
Weston McKee

Weston McKee

State Director

Weston McKee spent the first 16 years of his career running more than 40 political campaigns across the country before joining GoRail.