Equipment Repair

Railinc provides services to ease the car repair accounting burden on equipment owners, lessors and users. There are three main components to the Car Repair Billing Services: the Car Repair Billing Data Exchange (CRBDX), the Car Repair Billing Price Master quarterly publication and the Billing Repair Card (BRC).

Car Repair Billing Data Exchange (CRBDX)
The Car Repair Billing Data Exchange (CRBDX), maintained by Railinc, is a monthly exchange of repair bills for foreign freight equipment. Repairing entities submit bills of car repairs in a proprietary format. These bills are sorted and sent to the billed party for the equipment. The data serves as detail support for paper billing documents. Selected elements of the exchanged data are retained for use in equipment failure trend analysis.

2014 CRBDX Schedule
Month Date In


Date Out
January 6 7
February 5 6 6
March 5 6 6
April 3
May 5
June 4
5 5
7 7
August 5 6
September 4 5 5
October 3
6 6
November 5
December 3 4 4

Note: If Railinc receives data from all participants the day before
the scheduled IN date, we will start production early.

If you have questions about the CRBDX schedule, please contact
the Railinc Customer Support Center at

Car Repair Billing Price Master

The Car Repair Billing Price Master is a quarterly electronic publication with AAR-determined freight car repair charges as related to labor and material components for application by subscribers.

Click here to subscribe to the Car Repair Billing Price Master. In your email, please include your name, title, company, company address, your phone number and email address.

Billing Repair Card (BRC)

The CRB Internet Billing Repair Card (BRC) module allows small repair shops and short line and regional railroads to report repairs, automatically price them against the AAR Price Master and send the repair data directly into Railinc's Data Exchange improving the network efficiency of the rail industry by promoting more efficient business exchanges among railcar owners, freight car repair companies, and railroads. Repair shops and short lines are able to accurately price their repairs and create invoices. Car owners benefit from the AAR Price Master, more accurate price matrices, and data exchanges that help eliminate paper invoices.