1. Does SRLX have cars available other than those listed on your Equipment page?
Because the availability of railcars changes frequently, you'll only see a few of the featured groups listed on our Equipment page. There are likely other groups soon to expire or in the process of being purchased that may fill your requirements. Give us a call or send a note to explore your specific needs.
2. Does SRLX provide railcar brokerage services?
Southern Rail Leasing, Inc. does not broker railcars. However, from time to time, because of our railcar market expertise, customers have retained us to act as their Exclusive Agent to buy or sell railcars on their behalf. We welcome hearing about (and paying fees for) opportunities offered by brokers dealing directly with the principals on either side of any railcar transaction.
3. Does SRLX sell railcars?
Not very often. We may sell cars if we're acting as an owner's exclusive sales agent or if we have a fleet rationalization opportunity. In either case, cars available for sale will be so noted on the Equipment page listing.
4. Does SRLX lease tank cars?
No, we do not offer tank cars. Experience shows that tank cars require unique dedication to regulatory, mechanical and administrative issues. We have elected to concentrate our resources on doing the best possible job providing other types of rolling stock.
5. Does SRLX lease cars outside the South?
We are Southern in name only. Our leased fleet is deployed to railroads and shippers throughout North America
6. Does SRLX lease locomotives?
Our only involvement with motive power has been through acting as marketing agent on behalf of unit owners.
7. Does SRLX lease passenger cars?
Our fleet consists solely of freight equipment.
8. Can I lease cars for a month or so?
As with automobiles, there is a distinction between a "lease" and a "rental". Our lease terms generally exceed three years and are more typically five to seven years.
9. What support services are available to help me manage my leased railcars?
An administrative services agreement is available along with all our equipment leases to cover any combination of required maintenance, mechanical management, insurance, tax, registration and car accounting or mileage accounting functions. To facilitate the performance of these services the cars can carry either lessee private or railroad reporting mark or our private mark, SRLX.
10. Does SRLX sell or lease flatcars for bridges?
Sorry, we do not own cars that would be suitable for making into bridges. You might check with the local railroad for suggestions on a source.