Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH) was formed in March 2001 to acquire railroads and create rail-related businesses. Since this time it has successfully acquired and operated six railroads while working to increase their value to rail customers and the communities they serve through improvements in services, facilities and equipment. IPH formed Permian Basin Railways (PBR) to acquire the Texas New Mexico Railroad and the West Texas & Lubbock Railway in May 2002. In December 2005, PBR acquired the San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad. Chicago Terminal Railroad opened in 2006 and Mount Hood was acquired in 2007. British American Railway Services, including the Dartmoor Railway and the Weardale Railway, opened in 2008. IPH management is a diverse group, collectively with hundreds of years of rail-industry experience. IPH managers have backgrounds with class I railroads, short lines, Amtrak, railroad supply, intermodal, trucking companies; Trans loading, car repair and much more. With such wide-ranging expertise, IPH is uniquely capable of devising creative solutions to transportation problems. With the Amazing Pullman Rail Journeys, fantastic Dining trains at Mount Hood Railway in Oregon and other IPH owned Railways, and now The Premium Dining trains at Dartmoor and Weardale Railways in England. IPH has extended beyond its overwhelming operational expertise, and has committed to keeping the tradition and magic of Railway Dining alive. As well as creating new and exciting traditions and experiences for the next generation, with family favourites such as the Amazing Polar Express and Train to Christmas Town events.
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