NLR – Northern Lines Railway

Northern Lines Railway (NLR) was formed in 2005 to operate BNSF trackage in central Minnesota. We have successfully assisted with organic growth of our customer base from 2005 and have seen significant growth with new business developments in the past 5 years.

For more information about our railroad, reference the NLR profile.

Facility Name Transload Type City and State
Maiers Transport Public Warehouse Facilities St. Cloud, MN

Maiers Transport

730 Anderson Avenue
    St. Cloud, MN 56302

Capabilities:

462,000 s.f. warehouse
300,000 s.f. ground storage

Overhead view of Maiers Transport
NLR Yard Pit Aggregate St. Cloud, MN

NLR Yard Pit

St. Cloud, MN
NLR Yard Transload Track Multi-commodity Transload Facility St. Cloud, MN

NLR Yard Transload Track

601 20th Avenue North
    St. Cloud, MN 56303

Capabilities:

  • Transload
  • Laydown
  • Storage
  • Pit availablea
  • Highway Access: I-94

Contact:

Kathleen M. Sackett
Senior Director, Sales & Marketing
Phone: (812) 406-4586

Waite Park Team Track Team Tracks/Public Loading/Unloading Tracks Waite Park, MN

Waite Park Team Track

Waite Park, MN

Capabilities:

  • Team track with dock and separate extension team track without dock
  • Warehouse (150’x50′)
  • Highway Access: I-94
  • Rail Access: Northern Lines Railway (via BNSF)

Contact:

Kathleen M. Sackett
Senior Director, Sales & Marketing
Phone: (812) 406-4586

Overhead view of Waite Park Team Track
Site Name Zoning City and State
701 33rd Ave St. Cloud, MN

701 33rd Ave

St. Cloud, MN
Location: 701 33rd Ave
Rail Access: Northern Lines Railway (NLR) switching agent for BNSF
Highway/Road Access: Access to State Hwy 15 with connectivity to I-94

This location has two spur tracks – an exterior track and an interior track with dock access.

Download the flyer for more information and watch the video for internal and external images of the location.

Borgert Industrial Park St. Joseph, MN

Borgert Industrial Park

St. Joseph, MN
Location: Between County Road 75 and Old Hwy 52, St. Joseph, MN
Acres: 3.9
Rail Access: Northern Lines Railway (via BNSF)
Highway/Road Access: I-94 to County Road 75
Utilities: Gas - Xcel Energy, Electric - Stearns Electric
Overhead view of Borgert Industrial Park
Industries West Industrial Park St. Cloud, MN

Industries West Industrial Park

St. Cloud, MN
Location: Adjacent to Highway 23, west of I-94 near St. Cloud, MN
Acres: Twenty lots ranging from 31,900 s.f. to 146,000 s.f.
Rail Access: Northern Lines Railway
Highway/Road Access: I-94 to U.S. 23
Utilities: Gas and Electric - Xcel Energy
Overhead view of Industries West Industrial Park
Meyer Highway 23 Site Agriculture/Residential Rockville, MN

Meyer Highway 23 Site

Rockville, MN
Location: Stearns County Road 8 and Minnesota
Acres: 10
Zoning: Agriculture/Residential
Rail Access: Northern Lines Railway
Highway/Road Access: I-94 to Minnesota Highway 23
Utilities: Gas and Electric - Xcel Energy
Overhead view of Meyer Highway 23 Site
Primewest Business Park St. Cloud, MN

Primewest Business Park

St. Cloud, MN
Location: Adjacent to Highway 23, west of I-94
Acres: 20 lots, ranging from 31,900 s.f. to 146,000 s.f.
Rail Access: Northern Lines Railway (via BNSF)
Highway/Road Access: I-94 to U.S. 23
Utilities: Gas - Xcel Energy, Electric - Xcel Energy
Primewest Business Park image

Headquarters

601 20th Ave. North, Suite C

St. Cloud, MN 56303

Contact

(320) 253-8130

(320) 253-8095

Customer Service

Contact Us

  • General Manager

    Quentin Schulte
  • Railroad Emergencies

    (320) 253-8130

About NLRSmartway logo

  • Location: Metropolitan St. Cloud, MN
  • Employees: 8
  • Railroad Mileage: 25 miles operated and maintained; 3 miles are jointly used with other freight railroads.
  • Connecting Railroads: BNSF
  • Sustainability: Contact NLR to discover the low carbon solutions we can provide for your freight needs.
  • Number of customers: Approximately 20

Capabilities

Services: NLR serves outstanding distribution facilities and connects daily with BNSF’s mainline network.

  • Commodities Handled: Agriculture/grain, lumber, paper, building materials, aggregates, chemicals, metals, cement, dimensional
  • Equipment: 3 locomotives
  • Capacity: 286k GWOR
  • Annual Volume: 10,500 carloads
  • Storage Car Spots: Approximately 200
  • Transloading Locations: Refer to the Facilities tab above

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