Accessing the World Through Northwest Illinois

Riverport Railroad, LLC. (RVPR) operates a short line railroad that serves a commercial, industrial and distribution complex at the former Savanna Army Ordinance Depot (the Savanna Depot). The Savanna Depot, now named Savanna Depot Business & Technology Park, is located in northwestern Illinois, on the Mississippi River, 40 miles south of Wisconsin and across the river from Bellevue, Iowa and just south of Hanover, Illinois.  At present RVPR owns a little over 359 acres of land and 72 miles of rail on a railroad right-of-way of 664 acres at the Savanna Depot. In total RVPR owns and or controls approximately 1,995 acres.

Railcar Switching and Storage

Riverport Railroad “RVPR” has the ability to meet most long and short term railcar storage and switching needs with over 50 plus miles of track that is in operation for storage of up to 2,600 railcars. Interchange is provided with BNSF at Robinson Spur and receives service two days a week with additional days as needed for unit trains.


Rail transloading sites are available with highway access.

Railcar Repair and Cleaning

Riverport Railroad hosts Rescar and TLC Rail Services on our site. Rescar provides railcar repair, interior coating repair, railcar cleaning, testing and inspection, billing and NDT services. TLC Rail Services provides railcar to truck transloading, on-site mobile cleaning, blasting and running inspections/repairs.

Industrial Property Development

Riverport Railroad has ownership and management of approximately 1,995 acres of land for industrial and commercial development. All property is rail served and can be modified to meet the customers need. Water and sewer is available on site and there is electric 3 phase service throughout the property.

If you would like more information about Riverport Railroad, please click the links to the Business View Magazine articles below.

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Employment Opportunities

Riverport Railroad, LLC, located at the former Savanna Army Depot, is now taking applications for railroad personnel. No experience necessary. Basic railroad experience, mechanic skills and the ability to operate some types of equipment are a plus. Job duties will include, but are not limited to, track tie removal, rail replacement, activities involved with switching railcars, maintaining and adjusting switches and equipment maintenance.

Riverport Railroad

2226 Main Avenue * Savanna, IL 61074 * 815-273-3200

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