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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 March 2015, it was announced that the passenger operations of Canadian National subsidiary Algoma Central Railway would be assumed by Railmark Canada Ltd. with the intention of increasing services and marketing.[5]

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.

On November 12, 2009 the company sold its Michigan Air-Line Railway to Nebraska-based Browner Turnout.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview of Railmark Holdings, Inc.". Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Railmark Launches International Subsidiary" (PDF). 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 finalizes agreement to run ACR passenger rail service". Northern Ontario Business. Northern Ontario Business. Retrieved 2015-03-13. 
  6. ^ "Railmark Sells Michigan Railroad". DBusinessNews. November 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 

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Wawa-news.com
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 20:29:53 -0700

Railmark Holdings Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Railmark Canada Limited, assumed operations of the famed Algoma Central Passenger Train on May 1, 2015. This storied passenger train, now in its 101st year of service, provides ...

SooToday.com

SooToday.com
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:23:31 -0700

The president of a rail company hiring for the “Sault to Hearst market” says it has deep roots in the industry and continues to pursue another deal with CN in the London, Ont. area for three short-line rail spurs. B. Allen Brown's company Railmark ...

London Free Press

London Free Press
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:15:00 -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 ...

SooToday.com

SooToday.com
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:52:49 -0700

B. Allen Brown, CEO and president of Railmark Holdings, Inc. says the city of Sault Ste. Marie overstepped its authority by requiring the Wixom, Michigan company to provide proof of financing, which he said was not required by CN or Transport Canada.

SooToday.com

SooToday.com
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:54:53 -0700

Railmark Holdings, Inc. has renamed the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger train just as the company is making final plans to take over operation of the service. The operation has been rebranded as the Algoma Star Passenger Train. B. Allen Brown ...

SooToday.com

SooToday.com
Tue, 05 May 2015 11:15:28 -0700

B. Allen Brown, CEO and president of Railmark Holdings, Inc, told SooToday in a brief interview on Monday that passenger service will resume Thursday. “It wasn't completely smooth, but it's manageable,” said Brown, of the transition. In March, Wixom ...

Sault Star

Sault Star
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 06:18:09 -0700

That's the vision that B. Allen Brown, CEO of Railmark Holdings Inc., has for a rebranded train service in Northern Ontario to be called Agawa Star Passenger Train. "I believe this can become the best destination for tour trains in North America ...

SooToday.com

SooToday.com
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:40:31 -0700

The EDC and Mayor Christian Provenzano had called on CN to resume interim passenger rail service to Hearst after the company cancelled a third-party operator agreement with B. Allen Brown's Wixom, Michigan-based Railmark Holdings, Inc last week.
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