Rio Valley Switching Company RVSC #713

Nature of Firm

RVSC operates freight service from a connection with UP at Harlingen, TX to a connection with Border Pacific RR at Mission, TX (41 miles). A branch runs from Mission to Hidalgo, TX (8.1 miles).  A second branch runs from McAllen to Edinburg, TX (12.8 miles). In late 2004, RVSC leased and began to operate a line from a connection with UP at Harlingen to Rogers Lacy, TX (11.4 miles). Traffic includes paper, agricultural products, lumber, bulk plastics, steel, scrap metals, cottonseed, corn sweetener, lime, cement, canned goods, frozen food, and aggregates.


These lines are former Missouri Pacific branch lines.  The lines from Harlingen to Mission and Mission to Hidalgo were leased to Rio Valley Railroad in March 1993.  The line from McAllen to Edinburg was leased in September 1997. The line from Harlingen to Rogers Lacy was a former SP line and was leased in November, 2004.  The lines are operated by Rio Valley Switching Company.

Company Information

Mailing Address Rio Valley Switching Company
101 N. 21st Street
McAllen, TX  78501
Phone 956-971-9111
Fax 956-971-9114
Web Site

Matthew Cundiff
VP Southern Region
Phone 618-632-4400 ext. 111
Email -

Juan Lerma
Director of Marketing
Phone 956-971-9111 ext. 113
Email -

Richard Loya
Director of Operations
Phone 956-971-9111 ext. 112
Email -

Company Affiliation Ironhorse Resources
Interchange Points Harlingen, TX
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI