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 political leaders strive to reverse the consequences of outsourcing jobs offshore, there is good reason to repatriate certain manufacturing and processing activities. Western Oklahoma offers a business-friendly political environment, relatively low cost of small-town living with big-city access, willing rural labor force with a strong work ethic, and midcontinent location with rail and highway connections in all directions.
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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