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 18 freight railroads operate over 3,858 miles of track and employ 7,333 in the Show-Me State.* It would have taken approximately 25.1 million additional truckloads to move the 450.9 million tons of freight that moved by rail in Missouri in 2014. Intermodal shipments and food products comprise the majority of freight rail shipments beginning in Missouri. Coal is the largest rail import to the state.

*2015 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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Orr Safety
Hagemeyer North America
TTX Company
RCL Services Group
RailWorks Corporation
Progress Rail Services
Professional Transportation, Inc.
New York Air Brake
L.B. Foster Company
Hulcher Services Inc.
Herzog Companies
HDR, Inc.
Gross & Janes

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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
Jeffrey F. Holliday

Jeffrey F. Holliday

State Director

Jeffrey F. Holliday joined GoRail in 2017 with over 10 years of experience in public policy, government relations, public affairs and land management, at the municipal, state, and federal levels in Texas, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C.