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).
Shut-down sand producers are driving a new demand surge for storage of idled equipment as they release small-cube hoppers used to support oilfield development drilling in shale formations. Nearly half the estimated 125,000 national frac-sand fleet already is out of service, plus other car types idled by the general downturn in rail traffic. Farmrail is close to testing its on-line parking capacity, believed to be more than 3,000 units.
Farmrail has benign Southwestern storage locations for up to 1400 railcars, from singles to unit trains. Interchange is off BNSF’s Avard-Sub line at Enid, Oklahoma.
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