Respondek Railroad Corporation is predominately a supplier of contract rail car switching services and of short line rail operations. Respondek Railroad is also owner/operator of the Squaw Creek Southern Railroad, a common carrier railroad in southern Indiana. Besides rail car switching, Respondek Railroad also has facilities for long and short term storage of both Hazmat and non-hazardous rail cars, along with a shop and equipment to do rail car cleaning, car maintenance and repairs. Respondek has crews for track inspections and repairs, such as tie and rail replacement, switch repair, etc. and also certified welders for rail cars repairs.
Our customers, both industrial and commercial businesses, measure our performance by our company providing superior quality work through dedicated service, safety and innovative processes. This provides the opportunity for our company to achieve operational excellence in a competitive market place with a high level of customer satisfaction.
Throughout our operations in five states, we interchange with the Norfolk Southern Railroad; Union Pacific Railroad; CSX Transportation; Burlington Northern Santa Fe; Canadian National / Illinois Central; Gateway Western; Paducah & Louisville RR and the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis. We have our own fleet of locomotives, hi-rail vehicles, and track and rail equipment; managing 10 sites, including 4 rail car storage yards. We switch approximately 900 rail cars per day at various locations on the Respondek Railroad operations.
It is our goal to be a benefit to, and work in cooperation with both private industries and major railroads alike. Our key strength is the Respondek Railroad’s 20-year reputation for providing exemplary service to our customers, supported by organization, planning and a strong management team. We have positioned ourselves with an experienced railroad management team in the planning and development of our rail services, in particular to the petroleum, energy and chemical industries, where we have extensive experience with the products, training in hazardous material handling and outstanding safety records.
Thank you for considering Respondek Railroad Corporation in meeting all your rail service needs. Respondek is well qualified in all railroad operations, and has locomotives available upon request, for leasing with rail switching contracts. If you have any questions on how Respondek can serve your business needs contact me directly at: 812-455-7532 (cell).
Terry Respondek, President
Respondek Railroad Corporation
PO Box 303
Boonville, Indiana 47601