Who We Are
Railinc is the railroad industry's innovative and reliable resource for technology solutions. We support business processes and provide business intelligence that help railroads and rail equipment owners increase productivity, achieve operational efficiencies and keep their assets moving. Railinc is the industry's largest and most accurate source for real-time interline rail data.

Railinc is focused on creating value for the rail system. Our systems have been an integral part of the North American rail industry for almost 40 years. Beginning as an information technology department within the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Railinc has evolved to meet the dynamic information needs of the railroad industry. The company was established as a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary of the AAR in 1999.

What We Do
Today Railinc applications and services are embedded in critical operations and financial systems throughout the industry and support railroads, equipment owners and rail industry suppliers along every link of the supply chain. We deliver more than 9 million messages each day over our EDI network, including transportation waybills, advance train consists, blocking requests and responses, and trip plans.

Our applications are integrated into virtually every aspect of the freight rail industry. Here are just a few examples:

  • Umler: The source of critical equipment characteristics data for more than two million pieces of North American rail, steamship, and highway equipment.
  • TransmetriQ Platform: A rail management platform that enables shippers, private car owners (PCOs), and railroads to streamline rail shipping and gain intelligent insights related to their shipments and railcar fleets.
  • DDCT: Enables railroad industry users to manage damaged and defective railcars.
  • EHMS: Communicates the condition of railroad equipment and sends alerts to the responsible parties when repairs are needed.
  • Car Hire: Facilitates the use of railroad equipment between railroads or other entities, including rate negotiations, analysis of usage and liability data, and data exchange between participants.
  • Car Repair Billing: Enables repair shops and railroads to report repairs and manage billing through a data exchange or a user interface.
  • Clear Path: Helps railroads plan, monitor, and execute the movement of trains through some of the busiest terminals in North America.
  • AAR Embargo System: Enables a serving railroad to control rail traffic movements when something interferes with operations (for example, a track or bridge).
  • PTC: Enables railroads to communicate key data, adopt new interoperable standards, and exchange train information in support of Positive Train Control.
  • AskRail: A safety tool for first responders that provides immediate access to data about the type of hazardous materials a railcar is carrying so they can make an informed decision about how to respond to a rail emergency.
  • Code Tables and IRFs: Railinc maintains the only industry-accepted version of the North American railroad industry's official code tables and Industry Reference Files.

Railinc provides many other applications that are vital to the rail industry. See Railinc Products and Services for more information.

Our Brands
TransmetriQ is a Railinc brand that develops rail management and optimization solutions. Leveraging Railinc data and industry expertise, TransmetriQ products guarantee customers the most accurate and up-to-date rail operation insights. 

The TransmetriQ team of rail experts, data simplifiers and insight creators understands the transportation challenges customers need to solve and deploys solutions to do just that.

Learn more about TransmetriQ here.

Where We're Located
Railinc headquarters is located in Cary, N.C., in the heart of the Triangle area, between Raleigh and the internationally renowned Research Triangle Park.

Please note our physical address and Google Maps link for our location:

Railinc Corporation
7001 Weston Parkway, Suite 200
Cary, NC 27513
Ph. (877) 724-5462