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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October 2021 

Farmrail marked the 40th anniversary of its founding among the first public-private partnerships after deregulation of a financially troubled railroad industry with several of its 42 major carriers then in bankruptcy. Faced with substantial loss of service, Oklahoma pioneered in preserving essential rail access. While national system mileage contracted by 32%, ours increased 580% from the original 60-mile segment.

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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.

For information regarding car storage possibilities with Farmrail, please contact heatherharding@farmrail.com.

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