Kyle Railroad KYLE #377

Nature of Firm

Kyle Railroad operates 550 miles of rail lines in Colorado and Kansas, consisting of rail lines of the former Rock Island Lines (RI) and Union Pacific. The RI portion is a local port authority owned line operated by Kyle. This line extends from Mahaska, KS to Limon, CO, 213 miles. Kyle leases 178 miles of trackage in north central Kansas from Union Pacific, consisting of a line from Stockton to Solomon running through Downs and Beloit, a line from Downs to Harlan and a line from Beloit to Ames. Connections are made to UP, BNSF and K&O. Traffic is mainly grain and agricultural products.


The Kyle Railways started operations on former RI portion in February 1982. Operations on UP leased lines began on June 2, 1991. On January 22, 1997, StatesRail of Dallas, TX acquired Kyle Railway, Inc. The StatesRail operations were sold to RailAmerica in January 2002.

Company Information

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Company Affiliation Genesee & Wyoming
Interchange Points Salina, KS and Limon, CO
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI