Take a few minutes to look at how easily people and goods move into and out of Sheldon and the surrounding communities. The road and rail systems serve the Sheldon area businesses, farms, visitors, and residents extremely well.
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North and southbound rail service is provided to Sheldon rail customers by Union Pacific railroad. Leaders in agriculture, recreational vehicles, and the trucking industry represent the diversity and extensive use of railroads in Sheldon. Those same industries receive east/west rail service from IC&E Railroad.
The existing network of roads leading into and throughout Sheldon creates virtually no traffic jams and easy access to homes, business and services. The network consists of highly maintained county roads, State Highway 60 serving north/south traffic, and Federal Highway 18 that accommodates traffic east and west. State Highway 60 has become a 4-lane expressway with three interchanges into the Sheldon city limits by 2006. This highway construction project will change goods distribution routes between Omaha, Nebraska and Minneapolis, Minnesota resulting in improved commerce and travel.
A level 2, commercial airport also serves Sheldon. The airport is maintained at the highest levels featuring a 4199’ concrete runway, unicom radio service, VOR, a non-directional beacon, and a mechanic on duty. More than 20 private aircraft are housed at this facility. Jet traffic is part of the customer base at Sheldon’s regional airport. Private flying lessons are available. A courtesy van is available at the airport for transportation into the community.