North American Freight Railcar Review 2012
The North American Freight Railcar Review 2012 provides an industry overview of the North American railcar fleet from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011. The report includes an overview of the Umler Equipment Index and an analysis of the revenue-earning portion of the fleet with a breakdown of sub-fleets by Gross Rail Load. The report supplements Railinc’s presentation at the Rail Equipment Finance Conference in La Quinta, Calif., on March 5, 2012.
North American Railcar Review
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Please direct inquiries about this report to Railinc Corporate Communications.
The Umler™ Equipment Index
During the first week of each quarter, Railinc publishes its Umler™ Equipment Index, an analysis of the North American rail fleet’s total makeup. You can view the latest Umler Index here.
About the Umler™ System
Railinc compiled all data in this report from Railinc’s Umler™ system, except where noted. The Umler equipment registry contains the physical characteristics, transportation management and pool assignments of nearly two million pieces of rail equipment in North America. It is the base file for other industry reference files and industry equipment accounting files and is updated more than 600,000 times each month.