Investors' Guide to Railroad Freight Cars and Locomotives


The Investors' Guide to Railroad Freight Cars and Locomotives was created in response to the many requests submitted to RailSolutions, Inc. for industry specific data related to the equipment employed by North American freight railroads. RailSolutions has compiled a broad base of railroad industry and equipment-related data which we use in providing general advisory services and in conducting equipment appraisals. We have made an effort to organize and present this information in a manner which is general enough to cover a broad variety of railroad industry and equipment-related factors, and at the same time, is specific enough to address investment issues related to 14 general service and specialty railcar types and 17 of the most widely used locomotive models. The "Investors' Guide" covers:

RailSolutions Investors' Guide to Railroad Freight Cars and Locomotives
  • Equipment Descriptions
  • Ownership Profiles
  • Age Distribution
  • Traffic Statistics
  • Historic Valuation Data
  • Estimated Net Rental Rates and
  • Estimates of Future Fair Market Value

The link below contains a representative section of the 2016-2017 Edition of the Investors' Guide (Section 1 - General Services Boxcars). The General Service Boxcar section is one of the 14 General Service railcar types addressed and is similar in format to the rest of the Investors' Guide.

Table of Contents and Section 1 - General Service Boxcars [sample]

Beginning with the 2016 – 2017 edition, the Investors’ Guide will be offered to our subscribers on a Protected.PDF platform. The new platform will allow RailSolutions to update The Guide throughout the year.

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