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Photos courtesy of TC&W Railroad

THE LAST MILE

25 CANDLES FOR TC&W

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win Cities & Western Railroad (TC&W) celebrated its 25th anniversary this summer with some special guests.
TC&W President Mark Wegner organized a series of special passenger excursions to
thank customers, employees and government leaders who have helped make the railroad an
important business asset for rural Minnesota and eastern South Dakota.
TC&W began service on July 26, 1991. Today, the company is responsible for moving
almost $1.5 billion in goods from Minnesota farms and manufacturers to markets in 39 U.S.
states, Canada and Mexico. TC&W's main line extends from the Twin Cities to Milbank,
South Dakota, with branch lines serving grain terminals on the Mississippi River. In total, the
company operates on 294 route miles of track in Minnesota and 49 miles of track in South
Dakota, linking its shippers to Class I rail carriers including Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific,
BNSF Railway and Canadian National.
"We have been very fortunate to have the support of the communities we serve and their
elected representatives," Wegner said. "They have created a positive business environment
that has enabled our customers to invest over $500 million in new or upgraded production,
processing and shipping facilities along the TC&W line."
TC&W employs more than 85 people at its Glencoe headquarters and other locations,
spending $6 million annually on payroll and benefits, and another $1.2 million in railroad
retirement taxes. Wegner said TC&W has a "remarkably loyal and efficient" work force that
deserves much of the credit for the company's success.
"Our employees have been the key to our growth and the quality of our customer service,"
he added. —

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