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).
Planted cotton acreage in our territory, now about 500,000 acres, is likely to reach 800,000 over the next two years. Harvested product is gathered at Altus from 28 regional gins for export to Asian markets. To handle anticipated growth, rail-served local storage capacity is being expanded to 600,000 bales, and another customer plans a 65,000-ton seed house, both as part of a comprehensive community improvement project.
Farmrail has benign Southwestern storage locations for up to 3000 railcars, from singles to unit trains. Interchange is off BNSF’s Avard-Sub at Enid, Oklahoma.
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