Indiana has a location advantage sitting at the crossroads of America’s 139,500 mile rail network. The state itself boasts close to 4,000 miles of track operated by five major Class I rail lines allowing maximum connectivity and rapid connection to Indiana’s major ports. Within Wayne County Norfolk Southern operates 25 miles of major north-south Class I rail and 1,400 miles of rail throughout Indiana. The rail company also operates an intermodal facility in nearby Cincinnati, Ohio. CSX provides 1,900 miles of track throughout the state with operation of an intermodal facility in Indianapolis.
Connectivity of Class I rail service throughout Wayne County and Indiana is enhanced by several short lines. C & NC Railroad is a short-line operator that runs between New Castle and Connersville and connects to the main CSX and Norfolk Southern lines in the area. Indiana Eastern Railroad provides 11 miles of track service in Wayne County connecting directly to the Norfolk Southern system.
All-rail shipping of trans-Pacific containerized goods from the West Coast Canadian ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert B.C. to Indianapolis can be found at CN-INRD Intermodal Facility located on Senate Avenue in Indianapolis. Developed from a unique partnership between CN and Indiana Rail Road Company this intermodal facility can move Indiana product to Asian markets in 21 days while avoiding overcrowded rail yards in Chicago.