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).
Oklahoma Department of Transportation was awarded $9.9-million in federal matching funds for GNBC-FMRC infrastructure improvements to achieve 286,000-pound gross weight capability on 132 miles of track between Enid and Elk City. The $16.5-million project includes rebuilding the 115-year-old North Canadian River bridge, strengthening 16 smaller spans, replacing 17 miles of obsolete rail, and installing 30,000 ties.
2018 FRA Region 5 Training Seminar
Farmrail is proud to host the 2018 Region 5 FRA Safety and Training Seminar in beautiful Downtown Oklahoma City on August 7th - 9th. This FRA instructed seminar is a great way of updating and refreshing your knowledge of rules and regulations applicable to our industry.