Cooper Rail Service was founded in 1982 by Charles “Sonny” Cooper with one backhoe and a dump truck. We began building short sidings and spur tracks along with performing backhoe work for the local track and bridge railroad departments.

In 2007, brothers Kit and Ryan purchased Cooper Rail Service from their father and have grown the business considerably. The business provides high quality track and bridge build & repair for railroads across the Midwest.

We’ve helped countless governmental, agricultural and industrial customers complete successful projects through our contracting services by providing excavation, demolition, rigging services, bridge design & builds, ditching and site work. That’s why we expanded our business to Cooper Contracting.

We want to help you complete your next project on time, on budget and above expectation. Talk to our experienced team today!

We Are Proud Members Of:
  • American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
  • American Railway Engineering & Maintenance-of-Way Association

Cooper Rail Service was founded in 1982 by Charles “Sonny” Cooper with one backhoe and a dump truck. We began building short sidings and spur tracks along with performing backhoe work for the local track and bridge railroad departments.

In 2007, brothers Kit and Ryan purchased Cooper Rail Service from their father and have grown the business considerably. The business provides high quality track and bridge build & repair for railroads across the Midwest.

We’ve helped countless governmental, agricultural and industrial customers complete successful projects through our contracting services by providing excavation, demolition, rigging services, bridge design & builds, ditching and site work. That’s why we expanded our business to Cooper Contracting.

We want to help you complete your next project on time, on budget and above expectation. Talk to our experienced team today!

We Are Proud Members Of:
  • American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
  • American Railway Engineering & Maintenance-of-Way Association

The Cooper Rail Service Team

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Ryan Cooper

Owner & President

Ryan started with the company in 1985 as a machine operator and by 1992 began managing projects. He became President in 2007 when he and his brother purchased the business from their father Charles “Sonny” Cooper. Ryan’s passion lies in managing the equipment side of the business. He ensures efficiency in our execution by having the right equipment for every job.

Ryan is a Certified Welder – Fabricator, Crane/Equipment Operator, CDL Driver. He holds certifications in Roadway Worker Protection Contractor Safety – CSX & Norfolk Southern and E-RAILSAFE – Certified Contractor

Dedicated

Our dedicated group of employees take pride in our work to deliver on schedule, within budget and above expectation.

Quality

Based in Southern Indiana, we travel to Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas to provide top quality service to our customers.

Beginnings

Our first bridge construction took place in 1989 for Norfolk Southern Railroad. Today we specialize in bridge & track building, repair and more throughout the Midwest.

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Cooper Rail Service Inc. specializes in new railroad bridge construction and railroad bridge repair.

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Cooper Rail Service Inc. specializes in new railroad bridge construction and railroad bridge repair.