Rail

2,500+ new ways to optimize your supply chain

It’s never been easier to give your supply chain a locomotive-powered boost. Lineage customers now get an unprecedented, seamlessly integrated total rail management solution – all from one partner. Working with Lineage provides access to the largest private fleet of refrigerated and insulated railcars in North America, all within our industry-leading global facility network with more than 80 rail-served locations and growing.

With more modes to help decrease your costs, create efficiencies and reduce your carbon footprint, Lineage will always help you find the right track.

2500+

Boxcars

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Mechanical Reefers

1000+

super-insulated boxcars

Railcar Leasing Program

We are a full-service rail car lessor, which includes the management of all maintenance and operational issues related to operating a rail car fleet. Lineage tailors its leasing programs to each customer’s specific needs, including the development of fully customized railcars. This unique approach helps our customers integrate rail transportation into their supply chain in the most effective and efficient way possible.

We offer three types of temperature-controlled equipment for an array of customer products. Lineage Logistics will design and create specific railcar modifications to suit the lessee’s unique needs. Fill in the below form to learn more.



64’ Mechanically Refrigerated Boxcars <br />(64’ Reefers)

64’ Mechanically Refrigerated Boxcars (64’ Reefers)

Our 64’ interior-length boxcar is better suited for perishable commodities that will “weigh out” a railcar before the products “cube out” the available space in the car.

Ideal Commodities for a 64’ reefer are:

Cheese | Butter | Frozen Poultry | Frozen Pork | Frozen Beef | Fresh Potatoes | Fresh Onions | Beverages

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72’ Mechanically Refrigerated Boxcars <br />(72’ Reefers)

72’ Mechanically Refrigerated Boxcars (72’ Reefers)

CTI’s 72’ interior-length boxcar is designed to carry perishable commodities that are lighter weight and require a maximum amount of interior volume.

Ideal Commodities for a 72’ reefer are:

Frozen French Fries | Frozen Vegetables - Bulk Totes | Frozen Vegetables - Finished Case Goods | Confectionary Products | All Light-Weight Packaged Goods

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68’ heavily Insulated Boxcars <br />(68’ Insulated)

68’ heavily Insulated Boxcars (68’ Insulated)

CTI’s 68’ Insulated railcar is manufactured with high density insulation and is specifically designed for temperature-sensitive commodities. The cars do not have mechanical refrigeration, they are designed to protect commodities from freeze and reduce temperature fluctuations in transit.

Ideal Commodities for a 68’ insulated railcar are:

Wine | Juice | Beer | Bottled Water | Canned and Jarred Goods | Any Commodity Needing Freeze Protection

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60’ Heavy Insulated Boxcar <br />(60’ Insulated)

60’ Heavy Insulated Boxcar (60’ Insulated)

CTI’s 68’ Insulated railcar is manufactured with high density insulation and is specifically designed for temperature-sensitive commodities. The cars do not have mechanical refrigeration, they are designed to protect commodities from freeze and reduce temperature fluctuations in transit.

Ideal Commodities for a 60’ insulated railcar are:

Beverages | Canned Goods and Jarred Goods | Items > 2400 pounds Per Pallet | Any Commodity Needing Freeze Protection

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As a Logistics Provider, Lineage Logistics provides a complete menu of Rail Management Programs (RMP) to support and enhance our customers leased railcar programs. We tailor the scope of our services to match our customer's needs and expectations. Lineage Logistics' RMP services include:

  • daily tracking and tracing
  • expediting both loaded and empty rails
  • freight bill pay & audit
  • monthly, quarterly, bi-annually or yearly analysis
  • comprehensive equipment utilization data and complete fleet cycle time data
  • economic analysis that shows rail transportation costs and savings vs. other transportation modes
  • full rail supply chain network analysis including geographic site selection, order deployment, inventory planning, transit time evaluations etc.
  • rail industry consulting

In 2021, our team managed over 42,000 carload shipments for our customers.

Lineage Logistics Mechanical Protective Services (MPS) provide a complete service solution for reefer operations. All of our refrigeration units are equipped with satellite and cellular (dual mode) communication capabilities. The Lineage Logistics Mechanical Refrigeration team monitors the reefer units of our entire fleet on a 24/7/365 basis. Our MPS team oversees and manages all reefer repairs, preventive maintenance, and fueling.

MPS monitors:

  • Refrigeration unit operations, any mechanical issues are immediately addressed
  • Remote fuel level monitoring, to ensure constant reefer operations
  • Cargo Damage - Impacts are recorded with our built-in accelerometers
  • Cargo Security - GPS monitored door open sensors
  • Cargo Quality - Constantly monitoring temperatures

Lease terms start at three years and go as long as twenty-five years, depending on the equipment required.

Trip leases are available for short term testing. This allows the customer the opportunity to test our cars and programs for up to 120 days.

Integrated Railcar Services was launched in September of 2017 out of a need in the marketplace for a reliable and trustworthy repair shop that is car owner and customer focused. We have hired a team of skilled railcar repair technicians with over 50 years combined industry experience. We currently have locations in Riverbank, CA, Woodland, CA, Vale, OR and Burley, ID. We are the Running Repair Agent for the Sierra Northern Railroad.

Services

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Repair and Inspections
  • Wheelset Replacement
  • Re-stenciling
  • Diesel Fuel Filtering/Cleaning
  • General Freight Car Repairs
  • Mobile Capabilities
  • Interior Cleaning
  • Reefer Unit Swaps

To complement our railcar leasing programs Lineage Logistics provides rail consulting and network analysis. Our goal is to ensure that our customers get all the benefits of a successfully managed rail program.

Rail Supply Chain Management Surveys

Lineage provides a complete menu of Rail Supply Chain Management Services to support and enhance our customers’ private and system railcar programs. We tailor the scope of our services to match our customer’s needs and expectations.

Rail Supply Chain Management Services Include:

  • comprehensive equipment utilization and complete fleet cycle time data
  • monthly, quarterly, bi-annually or yearly analysis
  • rail industry consulting
  • daily rail fleet management
  • expediting both loaded and empty railcars
  • economic analysis that shows rail transportation costs and savings vs. other transportation modes
  • freight bill pay & audit
  • full rail supply chain network analysis including geographic site selection, order deployment, inventory planning, transit time evaluations etc.

Car Tracking System

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Miles of Benefits
Save money and reduce your carbon footprint with every mile traveled.
Monitor Every Mile
GPS and temperature/door sensors provide real-time tracking information to follow every railcar.
Customer Support
With decades of experience, we’re here to make every journey simple — from rate negotiations to the total coordination of all your rail moves.
24/7 Mechanical Protection
Our mechanical support team is watching and standing by to ensure the safety and integrity of your product are never compromised.
A Smarter Design
The capacity you need is combined with temperature control options to perfectly transport your products.
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