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Railinc launches TrainFax(TM) website for freight rail equipment reports


By: | at 08:00 PM | Channel(s): Intermodal  

Railinc Corp. announced the launch of the new Railinc TrainFaxTM website that now delivers reliable, up-to-date rail equipment information in a single report. Freight rail equipment owners, lessees, investors, insurers, inspectors and other professionals conducting asset-related research can purchase an easy-to-read, rail equipment report in a standard downloadable format that compiles critical rail equipment data from rail industry sources and Railinc databases. Product details, including a sample TrainFax report, are available on the product website at.

‘Railinc’s new TrainFax website greatly improves access to information about rail equipment by consolidating data into a standardized report,’ said Rob Drew, Railinc product manager. ‘It scans more than 2 million rail equipment records and hundreds of thousands of health alerts each time it generates a report, saving researchers both time and money. TrainFax users can be confident that they have current and accurate data to inform their equipment ownership decisions.’

TrainFax Reports for Buying and Selling Rail Equipment
A complete Railinc TrainFax report includes equipment ownership information, inspection reports, maintenance alerts, transportation restrictions and equipment characteristics such as weight, dimensions, features and specifications. Confidential data such as the age of equipment or commodities carried are not included in a report. Reports are available for all rail equipment types, including locomotives, box cars, flat cars, intermodal, hoppers, tank cars, and gondolas. System users can generate up to 50 reports at one time. Companies and researchers also can request customized reports and data extracts to answer specific rail-related business questions, including a car’s future maintenance cash flows, historical use and the ability to transfer car ownership.


TrainFax Compiles Rail Equipment Information From Many Sources into One Report
Each TrainFax report is created by Railinc, the rail industry’s leading resource for rail equipment data, information technology and information services. TrainFax pulls equipment records from Railinc’s UmlerTM system, Equipment Health Management System, FindUs.Rail Industry Directory and Industry Event Repository, among others. Information is available on all equipment registered in the Umler system, except for those with certain restrictions.
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‘With TrainFax, users have a convenient and fast way to research multiple rail equipment data sources simultaneously, saving time and administrative effort,’ Drew said. ‘Buyers, sellers and financial analysts can use Railinc TrainFax reports to complete due diligence in transactions, and inspectors can include TrainFax reports in their equipment inspections and appraisals.’


To learn more about TrainFax or to view a sample report, go to’www.railinc.com/trainfax.