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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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February 2015 

An extended labor dispute that escalated into widespread longshoremen’s strikes at West Coast ports and affected marine transloading activity, creating demand for temporary railcar storage space elsewhere, finally has been settled.  To assist in alleviating network congestion, Farmrail has provided 11 miles of linear parking capacity on unused side tracks for container-hauling intermodal flat cars, primarily for connecting carrier BNSF.

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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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