About Us

Farmrail System, Inc. is an employee-owned holding company for two Class III common-carrier railroads comprising "Western Oklahoma’s Regional Railroad."   Farmrail Corporation (FMRC) has acted since 1981 as a lessee-operator for Oklahoma Department of Transportation, managing an 82-mile east-west line between Weatherford and Erick. An additional 89 miles, Westhom-Elmer, was purchased from the state in 2013 after 20 years of operation under lease.  Another wholly owned affiliate, Grainbelt Corporation (GNBC), was formed in 1987 to purchase from Burlington Northern Railroad Company 178 miles of line linking Enid and Frederick. The parent company also has a joint-venture interest in New York’s Finger Lakes Railway Corp. (FGLK).

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January 2020 

Short-line railroads operating in 49 states received welcome yearend news that Congress had reauthorized an overdue extension of several suspended tax policies, including the effective Section 45G transferable matching credit for infrastructure maintenance first enacted in 2005. Carrier spending on track, bridges and related safety risks is matched to a limit per mile, facilitating funding assistance from taxable rail-dependent customers.

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Employment Opportunities

Farmrail is searching for newcomers with proven character, ability and attitude who really want to be railroaders.  We need enthusiastic team players who spend their time productively, interact comfortably with co-workers, and perform effectively for our fans – the customers.

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