Pioneer Lines

A Short Line Railroad Holding Company

Welcome to Pioneer Lines

We are a team dedicated to creating advantages for our customers and developing economic vitality in the communities in which we operate. We own, manage, and develop critical supply chain infrastructure for industry, that promotes new economic development, community investment, and primary job creation.  Over three decades we have consistently delivered unique solutions founded on extensive research analysis, creative out-of-the-box thinking, due diligence, and collaboration.  We have a proven track record of providing safe and reliable service while finding solutions and opportunities where others are not looking.

Serving 12 U.S. states

A freight and logistics leader since 1986, Pioneer Lines owns and operates 15 short line railroads across 12 states. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Pioneer Lines is the local workhorse of the national rail network and the link for over 100 industries, from rural and small town America, to domestic and global markets.

Our railroads directly or indirectly support over 17,000 jobs in the United States and transport diverse commodities, including agricultural and food products, iron and steel, plastics, chemicals, building materials, and forest products. Pioneer Lines’ success is driven by an experienced team dedicated to delivering personalized, flexible service and solutions founded on research and collaboration with our customers. Pioneer Lines provides local businesses with access to markets and creates economic vitality in the communities we serve.


August, 2020 – A year ago, BRX Transportation Holdings LLC purchased Pioneer Railcorp. A partnership between Related Fund Management subsidiary Related Infrastructure, Brookhaven Rail Partners and Stephens Capital Partners LLC, BRX bought the short-line holding company as a platform investment and installed BRX partner Alex Yeros as its leader.
November 30, 2020–  A new business relationship between a century-old New Albany company and a railroad founded 149 years ago could mean significant economic growth for northeast Mississippi. A substantial investment in a just completed railroad spur is expected to help create future growth and profitability for both companies.
September 21, 2020– Pioneer Railcorp will receieve a $4.1 million federal grant to help pay for a project to perform critical safety improvements at its Napoleon Defiance & Western Railway (NDW) subsidiary, which operates along 58 miles between Woodburn, Indiana and Liberty Center, Ohio.

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5619 DTC Parkway, Suite 650
Greenwood Village,CO 80111

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