The Official Railway Equipment Register

Thousands of rail professionals rely on "the big yellow book" for essential details on 1.6 million rail cars in service in North America

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    Your subscription to the Official Railway Equipment Register includes:

    • Specs on more than 1.6 million rail cars in service in North America
    • Car descriptions
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    • Serial Numbers
    • Inside and outside length, width and height
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    • GRL
    • Cubic feet capacity
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