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Railmark Holdings, Inc. is an American rail industry holding company whose subsidiaries provide railroad services in railroad operations, track construction and maintenance, rail freight logistics, rail development, and railroad mechanical services. Railmark Holdings was founded in 1998 by B. Allen Brown, who serves as Railmark's President & CEO. The company will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2013.[1]

Railmark primarily operates in the United States, but has had railroad business experience in fifteen countries outside of the United States.[2]

The current subsidiaries are Railmark Track Works, Rail Freight Solutions, Railmark Transit Services, and Railmark Railcar Services. Railmark Transit Services serves the light rail and regional rail industry. Previous subsidiaries include Michigan Air-Line Railway and Railmark's Rail Entertainment USA. Railmark’s operations are divided into five business segments: railroad operations, rail logistics, track construction and maintenance, railcar services, and rail development.

The Railmark Track Works subsidiary supplies a line of bio-based, biodegradable rail curve and switch plate lubricants. Ultralube brand railroad lubricants are manufactured from renewable USA-grown crop based oils. RAILheat utilizes an environmentally safe and energy efficient Far Infrared (FIR) technology that is designed to prevent freezing in railroad equipment and operations. These products meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Preferable Purchasing (EPP) criteria.[3]

Rail Entertainment USA used to run the Star Clipper Dinner Train, Steel Wheels Party Train, and Pullman Palace Bed & Breakfast, along with a scenic railway operation located in Oakland County, Michigan. The Star Clipper Dinner Train is the first and oldest dinner train in the United States, dating back to early 1986. The final run of this train was on December 31, 2008.[4]

In early May, 2014, it was announced that Railmark was one of four private bidders which had submitted proposals for the Chicago-Indianapolis Hoosier State passenger train, currently operated by Government-owned Amtrak, which also submitted a proposal.

On November 12, 2009 the company sold its Michigan Air-Line Railway to Nebraska-based Browner Turnout.[5]


  1. ^ "Company Overview of Railmark Holdings, Inc.". Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Railmark Launches International Subsidiary". Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Railmark Launches Two New Eco-Safe Product Lines". Business Wire. Business Wire. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Final Train to Depart Walled Lake Dec. 31, 2008". Retrieved 2009-01-07. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Railmark Sells Michigan Railroad". DBusinessNews. November 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 

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ABC Detroit Channel 7 Interview with TV Personality Erin Nicole and B. Allen Brown, owner of Railmark Holdings Inc. and the Star Clipper Dinner Train.

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A special 50th wedding anniversary celebration onboard the Star Clipper Dinner Train. Walled Lake Michigan, 2008.

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London Free Press

London Free Press
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:18:41 -0800

Michigan-based Railmark Holdings chief executive Allen Brown says his company is negotiating with CN to aquire three lines and set up a freight rail operation in the St. Thomas area, including logistics, rail-car repair and possibly a “dinner train ...
Crain's Detroit Business
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:11:15 -0700

Train Travel Holdings Inc., Wixom, announced it has signed an agreement with TBG Holdings Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a financial consulting firm, to acquire Railmark Holdings Inc., Wixom, a provider of rail operations, rail logistics, rail car repair ...
Columbia Daily Tribune
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:12:02 -0800

Train Travel Inc. bought Columbia Star Dinner Train at the end of 2013. Shortly after that, a Florida group created Train Travel Holdings Inc. to buy Train Travel Inc. and Railmark Holdings, an affiliated company. At the time, Brown was the CEO of ...
Jamaica Gleaner
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:53:32 -0700

... of JRC, the company's chairman said in September. Three expressions of interest are currently being scrutinised, the DBJ said last month, two of which have been identified as coming from Herzog Contracting Corporation and Railmark Holdings Limited.

Indianapolis Business Journal

Indianapolis Business Journal
Mon, 05 May 2014 18:01:54 -0700

The other bidders were Corridor Capital LLC of Los Angeles; Railmark Holdings Inc. of Wixom, Mich.; and a partnership between Herzog Transit Services Inc. of Irving, Texas, and Passenger Transportation Specialists Inc. of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 07:33:19 -0700

INDOT officials said proposals from Corridor Capital, Herzog Transit Services and Passenger Transportation Specialists, Iowa Pacific Holdings and Railmark Holdings are being considered. Amtrak has also submitted a proposal for next year. “We're working ...

Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica Gleaner
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:40:06 -0700

While he declined to name the interested parties, two of them were previously identified by minister of transport, works and housing, Dr Omar Davies, as Herzog Contracting Corporation and Railmark Holdings Limited. An Enterprise Team to oversee the ...
Columbia Heart Beat
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:00:33 -0800

COLUMBIA, Mo 12/2/13 (Beat Byte) -- The Columbia City Council last month approved the sale of the controversial Columbia Star Dinner Train to B. Allen Brown, whose firm Railmark Holdings provides products and services to the railroad industry.

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