Sterling has one of the strongest roadbed/track systems in the country and is home to the main line for the Union Pacific Railroad.

Connects directly to:

  • West coast
  • Chicago
  • Clinton, Iowa port
  • Global III Intermodal transportation hub in Rochelle
  • Expedites shipments for 25+ trains and 3,000 containers/trailers daily
  • 720,000 lift capability
  • 10-lane gate entrance

Facts about the Sterling-area line

  • Average of 90 trains through the area per day
  • Continuously welded track between Chicago and Omaha
  • Services Sterling’s central industrial area
  • Lines maintained to support operator-limited speed of 80 m.p.h., with higher speed capability