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).
As the national political debate focuses in part on recognized infrastructure needs, Oklahoma officials appear to be well ahead of the game. In addition to Farmrail’s ongoing track and bridge construction under a $16.5-million “TIGER” public-private matching program with federal and state authorities, four more system road crossings have been approved for drainage, surface and signal improvements totaling $1.4-million.
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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