Industry Reference Files

Railinc maintains the only industry-accepted version of the North American railroad industry's official code tables. Industry Reference Files (IRFs) are the spell checkers, data dictionaries and thesaurus for all intra- and inter-industry communication and are used to ensure consistency in data interpretation.

Learn more about IRFs in this IRF Overview. The links below take you to specific product pages for each IRF and give you a full product description and relevant links for that IRF.

Freight Rail 411 
Railinc's Freight Rail 411 website includes seven different IRF applications, from station locations and rail equipment marks to serving rail carriers to commodity codes and more. Search capabilities and free look-ups are available with most Freight Rail 411 applications.

AAR Circulars
Centralized Station Master (CSM)
Customer Identification File (CIF)

Junction Interchange File
Mark Register (MARK)
National Tariffs
Official Railroad Station List (OPSL)
Route File (ROUTE)

Serving Carrier/Reciprocal Switch (SCRS)
Shipment Conditions File (SCF)
Standard Point Location Code (SPLC)
Standard Transportation Commodity Code (STCC)