Getting Started with Railinc

Railinc requires an AAR-assigned reporting mark (ABCX) or a Railinc-assigned alphaneumeric identifier to access many of its systems, including:

  • Umler® system and Component Registry

  • Car Repair Billing

  • Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT) system

  • Equipment Health Management System (EHMS)

  • FindUs.Rail

  • Loading Authority (OT-5)

  • Early Warning

Companies that do not have an assigned Company ID must request one. There is a one-time setup charge for registering a Company ID with Railinc. This identifier is unique and, once established, may be used to access other Railinc systems.


Railinc Onboarding Application
The Railinc Onboarding Application enables shippers, fleet managers, repair shops, running repair agents and equipment owners to request a Company ID and Railinc Single Sign-On (SSO) electronically. Please note that certain contact information is required to participate in the industry per AAR Interchange Rule 114. Railinc will collect that information, listed below, during the onboarding process.

At this time, the Railinc Onboarding Application is not available for railroads. Click here to learn how a railroad can get an AAR-assigned reporting mark.
 

Launch the Railinc Onboarding Application
 

Shippers and Fleet Managers: Shippers and fleet managers must request a Railinc-assigned identifier. The following information is required to receive a Railinc-assigned identifier: company name, contact information, billing information, applications/services you are requesting access to and Rule 114 (FindUs.Rail) contact information.

Repair Shops: Repair shops must request a Railinc-assigned identifier. The following information is required to receive a Railinc-assigned identifier: company name, contact information, billing information, applications/services you are requesting access to and Rule 114 (FindUs.Rail) contact information, including your Standard Point Location Code (SPLC).

Running Repair Agents: A sponsoring railroad must initiate requests for running repair agents via the Mechanical Reference Repository (MRR) application. A Railinc Single Sign-On (SSO) and permission to access MRR are required to initiate a request.

Equipment Owners: The following information is required to receive an AAR-assigned mark: company name, contact information, billing information, applications/services you are requesting access to and Rule 114 (FindUs.Rail) contact information.
 

Getting Started for Railroads
At this time, the Railinc Onboarding Application is not available for railroads. Railroads that need an AAR-assigned reporting mark must complete the Mark Application Form and send it to Railinc Customer Support via scan/email at csc@railinc.com or fax to 919-651-5410. Railroads must also sign an AAR Interchange Agreement, which Railinc will provide.
 

Please review the Guide for Railroads for more information about Company IDs and other standards and rules for operating as part of the North American freight rail industry.