Ellis & Eastern

At Ellis & Eastern Co. Railroad, your success is our destination.

Areas We Serve

Serving customers from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Worthington, MN, Ellis & Eastern Railroad can help you lower transportation costs when moving materials across the Sioux Empire to a location along our rail line.

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Ellis & Eastern is a vital part of the Knife River – South Dakota, transporting aggregate products for Concrete Materials.

Rail Service

With rail transportation services available to outside customers, Ellis & Eastern specializes in meeting the needs of area companies who want to decrease their trucking costs on cargo, such:

  • Construction materials
  • Lumber
  • Scrap metals
  • Farm products
  • Chemicals

Transloading

We offer transloading services to companies who need their products moved from one mode of transportation to another.

Storage

We offer storage solutions for companies looking to store their products for a period of time.  

Ellis & Eastern

Who We Are

At Ellis & Eastern Co., our success is built on four core values:

People

Safety

Quality

Our Environmental Commitment

People are critical to our success, whether our employees, customers, or our services end users

That’s why commitment to our other values – safety, quality, and the environment – is so important. We are driven to work safely, produce quality results and manage our impact on the environment because that is the best way to take care of our teams, our customers, and our communities.

Mission Statement

Be the leader in the materials supply industry by:

Developing and rewarding our team

Operating safely, profitably, and efficiently

Exceeding customer expectations of quality, value, and service

About Us

With the rail line initially built in the 1870s and being a part of the Chicago & NorthWestern, the rail line was purchased by Sweetman Construction in the late 1980s.

After repairing the track, the line was reopened in 1989, stretching from Brandon, South Dakota, through downtown Sioux Falls, to Ellis, SD. In 2017, Ellis & Eastern obtained the operating rights to the Minnesota Southern rail line from the Buffalo Ridge Regional Rail Authority, allowing Ellis & Eastern Co. to operate from Manley, MN, to Worthington, MN.

In 2020, Ellis & Eastern Co was awarded a federal grant to rehabilitate the rail line from Brandon through Valley Springs onto Manley, MN. Once repaired, Ellis & Eastern will assist shippers in Minnehaha County, SD, through Rock & Nobles Counties, MN, to gain access to the local Class I railroads.

Contact Us Today

Train Operations
Track Maintenance
Rail to Road Operation
Business Development

Phone: 605-336-5888

Fax: 605-367-3752

Address

Ellis & Eastern Co. Railroad
1500 N. Sweetman Pl.
PO Box 84140
Sioux Falls, SD 57118-4140

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