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The Atterbury Rail Deployment Facility (ARDF) or “railhead” at CAIN has the ability to load/unload a brigade combat team in 72 hours, and can handle 120 rail cars per day. It includes a 20,000 square foot vehicle deployment processing facility, weigh-in-motion scale house, rail operations building and loading, marshalling and staging areas.
The ARDF is a cost-effective, efficient resource for the military and one of the most economical ways to transport large equipment and personnel. The ARDF is a critical factor in the Indiana National Guard’s ability to support the range of military operations to achieve military readiness and to meet any mission, anytime, anywhere in the world.