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Railcar Ownership in North America

This page presents a list of all large railcar owners. The first table includes freight cars owned by Class I, regional, shortline, and terminal railroads. The second table includes freight cars privately owned by rail shippers and leasing companies. This data is compiled from reports of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and reflects railcars in interchange service on North American railroads as of January 1, 2012.

See also: Railcar Stats, State Railroad Stats, Traffic Volume Stats, Traffic Mix Stats, and AAR Reporting Marks

RAILROAD CAR OWNERS (with 100+ railcars)
Railroad Railcars Railroad Railcars
Norfolk Southern 82,921 Columbia & Cowlitz Railway 464
BNSF 82,300 Paducah & Louisville Railway 448
Union Pacific 75,286 Somerset Railroad 445
CSX 66,026 Bay Line Railroad 433
Canadian National 36,959 Kasgro Rail Lines 428
Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad 31,810 St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad 428
Northwestern Oklahoma Railroad 27,152 Willamette & Pacific Railroad 424
Canadian Pacific 26,591 Ontario Northland Railway 421
Soo Line 12,648 Texas Mexican Railway 397
Kansas City Southern 10,143 Lake Terminal Railroad 394
Ferrocarril Mexicano 9,580 Dansville & Mount Morris Railroad 392
Atlantic & Western Railway 7,198 Lake State Railway 391
Utah Central Railway 6,476 Linea Coahuila Durango 391
Illinois Central Railroad 6,441 Western Rail Road 391
East Erie Commercial Railroad 5,995 Arkansas & Missouri Railroad 383
Kansas City Southern de Mexico 5,453 Hampton Railway 381
Wisconsin Central 5,275 KWT Railway 376
Tomahawk Railway 5,181 New Brunswick Southern Railway 369
Chattahoochee Bay Railroad 5,119 York Railway 359
Florida East Coast Railway 4,707 Galveston Railroad 358
Crab Orchard & Egyptian Railroad 4,209 Iowa Traction Railroad 347
Louisville & Wadley Railway 3,946 Old Augusta Railroad 335
Providence & Worcester Railroad 3,477 First Coast Railroad 319
Grand Trunk Western Railroad 3,374 Grainbelt Corp. 313
Ferrosur 3,102 Brandywine Valley Railroad 309
Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Rwy. 3,061 Kankakee, Beaverville & Southern 297
National Railroad Passenger Corp. 2,498 Sandersville Railroad 287
Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway 2,455 Alaska Railroad 280
Gary Railway 2,127 Georgia & Florida Railnet 278
Columbia Basin Railroad 2,092 Escanaba & Lake Superior RR 273
Sabine River & Northern Railroad 1,952 Finger Lakes Railway 267
Brandon Railroad 1,820 Marquette Rail 260
Genesee & Wyoming Railroad 1,772 Dakota Southern Railway 254
Ohio Central Railroad System 1,586 Little Rock & Western Railway 252
Winchester & Western Railroad 1,586 Seminole Gulf Railway 250
Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad 1,562 South Kansas & Oklahoma RR 241
Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad 1,532 Red River Valley & Western Railroad 238
Arkansas, Louisiana & Mississippi 1,519 Huron & Eastern Railway 228
Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad 1,418 Union Railroad 228
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway 1,409 Algoma Central Railway 223
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Rwy 1,363 Tazewell & Peoria Railroad 222
Riverport Railroad 1,334 Maryland Midland Railway 221
Laurinburg & Southern Railroad 1,329 R.J. Corman Central Kentucky Lines 219
The International Bridge & Terminal 1,283 Copper Basin Railway 217
Iowa Northern Railway 1,279 Great Lakes Central Railroad 217
Montana Rail Link 1,148 The Indiana Rail Road 208
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway 1,144 Willamette Valley Railway 200
Green Mountain Railroad 1,029 Kanawha Rail Corp. 199
Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad 944 Waterloo Railway 198
Joppa & Eastern Railroad 934 Michigan Shore Railroad 186
Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern RR 886 Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway 178
Minnesota, Dakota & Western Rwy 883 Minnesota Prairie Line 175
Georgia Northeastern Railroad 866 Pee Dee River Railroad 175
Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad 865 McCloud Railway 174
Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad 853 Palouse River & Coulee City RR 171
Southern Railway of British Columbia 818 Nebkota Railway 163
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad 772 Alabama Southern Railroad 158
Colorado & Wyoming Railway 702 McKeesport Railroad 158
Knoxville & Holston River Railroad 692 Fordyce & Princeton Railroad 157
Maine Central Railroad 681 Terminal Rwy Alabama State Docks 157
Twin Cities & Western Railroad 618 Angelina & Neches River Railroad 140
Iowa Interstate Railroad 574 Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad 130
Chicago South Shore & South Bend 552 Minnesota Commercial Railway 130
San Luis Central Railroad 551 R.J. Corman Memphis Line 117
Saulte Ste. Marie Bridge Co. 510 Yadkin Valley Railroad 113
Golden Triangle Railroad 496 Wisconsin Chicago Link 112
Birmingham Southern Railroad 492 Arkansas Midland Railroad 109
Alabama Railroad 483 Texas South-Eastern Railroad 108
Total cars owned by Class I railroads as of January 1, 2012: 380,699
Total cars owned by other railroads as of January 1, 2012: 95,972
 
PRIVATE CAR OWNERS (with 1000+ railcars)
Owner Railcars Owner Railcars
TTX 207,000 GLNX Corp. 2,138
GE Capital Rail Services 143,000 Chevron USA 2,117
GATX 109,070 Western Resources 2,091
CIT Group 100,000 E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co. 2,090
Union Tank Car 75,557 Department of Defense 2,071
Trinity Industries 69,955 Westlake Polymers 2,060
First Union Rail 25,070 BASF Corp. 2,033
Procor 22,026 Solvay Chemicals 1,968
American Railcar Leasing 19,025 Rio Grande Chemical 1,961
The Andersons 17,283 MidAmerican Energy 1,954
ADM Transportation 16,262 Eastman Chemical 1,939
Exxon Mobil 12,980 FMC Corp. 1,882
Macquarie Rail 10,000 Searles Valley Mineral Operations 1,815
Chicago Freight Car Leasing 9,637 Consumers Energy 1,787
Dow Chemical 9,557 Holcim 1,710
Greenbrier Leasing 9,000 Western Fuels Association 1,688
Equistar Chemicals 8,462 Halliburton Energy Services 1,680
Midwest Railcar 8,238 Vulcan Materials 1,676
Cargill 7,413 Pennsylvania Power & Light 1,631
American Electric Power Service 6,219 BP Amoco Chemical 1,628
Union Carbide 6,010 PPG Industries 1,620
Georgia Power 5,698 Dowell Schlumberger 1,587
Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas 5,464 The Mosaic Co. 1,573
Chevron Phillips Chemical 5,461 Flint Hills Resources 1,549
David J. Joseph Co. 5,064 PCS Phosphate 1,545
Detroit Edison 5,042 Reagent Chemical & Research 1,470
Alabama Power 4,913 Rail Connection 1,414
Formosa Transrail 4,620 Oklahoma Gas & Electric 1,392
Ineos Olefins & Polymers 4,550 Crystal Car Line 1,388
Helm Financial 4,042 Duke Power 1,377
Occidental Chemical 3,927 Sultran 1,374
Mitsui Rail Capital 3,780 Sulcom 1,354
Midwest Generation 3,779 Cargill Salt Division 1,320
Nova Chemicals 3,495 C.K. Industries 1,315
Herzog Railroad Services 3,308 Dow Chemical Canada 1,302
Scherer Electric Generating 3,287 DAK Americas 1,269
NRG Energy 3,173 LaFarge North America 1,269
Adler Funding 2,977 Ag Processing 1,227
Helm-Pacific Leasing 2,705 Total Petrochemicals USA 1,182
Alliant Energy 2,649 Shell Oil 1,169
Xcel Energy 2,603 Conoco Phillips 1,163
Cargill CGD Division 2,485 JAIX Leasing 1,150
Oxy Vinyls 2,478 Celtran 1,142
Arkansas Power & Light Co. 2,462 American Styrenics 1,069
American Railcar Industries 2,424 Carmath 1,065
Wisconsin Electric Power 2,384 Cryo-Trans 1,045
Progress Rail Services 2,319 Helm Chesapeake 1,045
Arrendadora Nacional 2,288 Omaha Public Power District 1,036
Bunge North America 2,217 Georgia Gulf 1,027
Progress Metals Reclamation 2,162 Virginia Power 1,021
Total privately owned railcars as of January 1, 2012: 806,554
 


 


 

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