The Denver Rock Island Railroad is a short line railroad founded in 1993 and is privately owned and operated. The DRIR consists of three seperate terminal switching yards: North Washington Park, Stockyards, and Airlawn. The railroad serves it's customers and interchanges rail cars from both the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern railroads 6 days a week. The DRIR has many transloading opportunities with space available.
Cost Effective: Freight Railroads are very fuel efficient, and better for the environment. A freight train hauls one ton of freight an average of 457 miles on one gallon of fuel- more than three times farther than trucks.
A study finds that freight rail gallons of fuel is about 3 times less than trucking Coast to Coast: Trucks will use 27 Gallons of fuel per ton. Trains will use just 7 Gallons of fuel per ton.
(AAR Estimate based on U.S. DOT Data)
Because a freight train can do the work of 280 or more trucks, railroads reduce highway gridlock.