Railinc requires an AAR-assigned reporting mark (ABCX) or a Railinc-assigned alphanumeric 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)
Loading Authority (OT-57)
Companies that do not have an assigned Company ID must request one. This identifier is unique and, once established, may be used to access other Railinc systems.
Please note that there is a one-time $525 set-up charge for registering a Mark/Company ID with Railinc.
Railinc Onboarding Application
The Railinc Onboarding Application enables shippers, fleet managers, repair shops, running repair agents, equipment owners and railroads 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.
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.
Railroads: New railroads or existing railroads that are transferring or merging their railroad mark must complete the railroad mark application. The following information is required to receive a new railroad mark or request the transfer/merger of a railroad mark: company name, contact information, requested mark, railroad name, operating locations and startup date.
Guide for Railroads
The Guide for Railroads introduces new and existing railroads to valuable information for operating as a part of the North American railroad system.
The document describes the uses and requirements of an application or process, outlines Railinc's role and, where applicable, the various rules and procedures prescribed by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Surface Transportation Board (STB), and National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA). With the guide, new railroads can learn about important topics including:
Reporting Marks: These unique codes are assigned to individual companies for various tariff and accounting applications and are required by freight rail industry rules.
Industry Operating Requirements: To participate in the freight rail industry, railroads must follow industry rules that promote safety and efficient interchange.
Railinc Products and Services: Railinc operates more than 30 products lines for the freight rail industry, ranging from asset health solutions to financial data exchanges to tracing and messaging services.
Publications: Published by Railinc, the Association of American Railroads and the Transportation Technology Center Inc., these documents can help new railroads as they encounter issues or have questions as they begin operations.
The Guide also includes contact information such as titles, addresses, telephone/fax numbers, email addresses and web sites to help users locate the resources and the functional contacts referenced in the document.
For additional assistance, please visit our Support page.