INRD, Cathcart Rail Form Repair Partnership

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
INRD photo

INRD photo

The Indiana Rail Road (INRD) has partnered with Cathcart Rail for the handling of its railcar inspection and repair needs across its 500-mile footprint.

Cathcart Rail, a freight rail services and transportation company based in Columbus, Ohio, provides these services, in compliance with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Association of American Railroads (AAR) standards, across INRD’s major terminals in Indianapolis, Ind.; Jasonville, Ind.;, Palestine, Ill.; and Terre Haute, Ind.

Cathcart commenced operations in May 2023 as the sponsored repair agent for INRD with a team comprised of 15 carmen and site and regional management, with support from corporate personnel and training staff.

INRD President and CEO Dewayne Swindall noted that the team has “exponentially increased railcar inspections and repairs, providing an additional layer of comfort for our customers that their goods are moved safely and efficiently.”  

“We always talk about operating rules and regulations, however rolling stock safety and regulatory requirements are equally important. Adding Cathcart provides another step in our safety process and we believe the company is well managed with the integrity to deliver a good work product for our customers and our company,” said Swindall.

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