Iowa Northern Railway

IANR Adopts Comply365 Digital Rulebooks

Class III Iowa Northern Railway (IANR) has contracted with Comply365, a provider of enterprise SaaS (software as a service) and mobile solutions for content management and document distribution, to transform its operation

ASLRRA’s Mobile Technical Training Center (left) can bring two FRA Type II locomotive simulators and a six-station classroom to any location in the continental United States. (Photographs Courtesy of ASLRRA)


The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) and Iowa Northern Railway (IANR) officially launch the Short Line Training Center. Also, ASLRRA makes staffing changes.

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Wabtec to provide PTC for Iowa Northern

Wabtec Corp. recently announced that it was selected to provide fully integrated Positive Train Control (PTC), digital imaging, and data transfer and analytics capabilities for Iowa Northern Railway Company.


CP expands reach in Iowa via short line

Canadian Pacific has executed a trackage rights agreement with the Iowa Northern Railway that it says “expands CP’s market reach in Iowa and increases rail business options for customers’ agricultural commodities via CP anad IANR track.” The agreement provides Iowa Northern rights to operate over CP’s line between Garner, Iowa, and Nora Springs, Iowa.