Waterloo Blackhawk Transload Terminal

The Waterloo Blackhawk Transload Terminal stands out for having a covered railcar spot for transloading, warehouse space, and three storage domes. Switching services are available at this terminal, which handles both unit and manifest trains.


Warehousing/Material Handling

  • Accessible by rail and truck
  • Unload or load railcars and trucks
  • Transload capabilities: rail, truck, domes, and warehouse
  • Three dry bulk storage domes with a total maximum capacity of 32,000 tons
  • 8,500 sq. ft. indoor warehouse


Terminal Features:

  • 115 railcar spots
  • One covered railcar transload spot with conveyor
  • Unit train capable with switch engine
  • On-site switching service



Specializing in breakbulk and bulk commodities including:

  • Steel bar and coils
  • Palletized materials
  • Fertilizer


We’re equipped to move any commodity anywhere thanks to our comprehensive network of transportation experts. Contact sales@watco.com to learn more.



  • Rail: UP
  • Road: Hwy 20, I-380, U.S. 63, U.S. 218


Terminal Access, Hours, and Information

  • Get directions
  • Check in at the office upon arrival
  • Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Required personal protective equipment: gloves, hard hat, safety boots, safety glasses, and high-visibility vest

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638 N Elk Run Rd

Waterloo, IA 50703-9402

(319) 233-5273

Terminal Manager

Stacey Wilberding

(319) 233-5273