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.


DENVER, CO, June 2, 2021—Ten railroads operated by Pioneer Lines were recognized with distinction in the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) annual Jake Safety Awards, announced June 2. The Jake Award program recognizes railroads for above-industry average safety performance during 2020. To be awarded with “distinction”, a railroad had no reportable injuries...
DENVER, CO, July 20, 2021— Progressive Railroading magazine has named Pioneer Lines’ Nick Troutman as a 2021 “Rising Star” in its annual list of rail industry leaders.
DENVER, CO, October 13, 2021— Pioneer Lines is proud to announce and welcome Matthew Service as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Service will be part of Pioneer’s senior leadership team and oversee the company’s growth objectives. This strategic addition comes nearly two years after new ownership took the helm at Pioneer and attracted a...

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5619 DTC Parkway, Suite 650
Greenwood Village,CO 80111

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