RailSolutions provides a broad variety of railroad equipment-related consulting, technical and advisory services to financial institutions, railroads, shippers and private fleet owners. The primary focus is equipment valuation studies and appraisal services. RailSolutions also provides technical support, as well as financial analysis and railroad market-related services. Technical services include railcar and locomotive inspections, and maintenance planning and repair cost analyses. Financial and market-related services include portfolio analyses, railroad equipment supply and demand studies, and railroad consulting services.
RailSolutions works regularly with lessors and equipment owners to monitor rail equipment during the life of the asset. RailSolutions can assist investors by establishing a programmed approach to managing rail assets by scheduling portfolio review valuations and inspections, and analyzing maintenance history records. Secured lenders and leasing company asset managers can take advantage of these services in order to protect collateral values and to maximize leased asset residual values.
The firm has developed multiple quantitative valuation models supported by both a sound base of market data and advanced analytical techniques. RailSolutions has compiled database systems containing extensive historical information related to equipment sales, market rental rates, and equipment maintenance costs. RailSolutions is capable of tailoring valuation studies which take into account specific technical and market factors unique to each car type and locomotive model under consideration.
Technical and financial support services provided by RailSolutions draw on over 40 years of railroad industry-specific experience and the firm’s knowledge of equipment financing. RailSolutions has assembled a highly qualified group of contract inspectors and mechanical professionals who are capable of providing services ranging from highly technical inspections and repair cost estimates to more general mechanical assessment studies.
Railroad Equipment Valuation and Appraisal Services
RailSolutions specializes in the valuation of railroad freight equipment assets. We offer expertise on virtually every type of freight car and locomotive currently employed in North American rail service. In conducting valuation studies and appraisals, RailSolutions utilizes its extensive database systems as well as its quantitative valuation models to produce well-researched and reliable results. Both have been developed for the purposes of supporting the appropriate approach to valuation and the definition of value as determined by the situation and the client’s requirements.
Portfolio Analysis & Lease Valuation Services
RailSolutions has developed extensive database systems and cash flow models, as well as the expertise needed to analyze prospective investment returns related to rail equipment covered under leases and other types of equipment financing structures. RailSolutions has been instrumental in identifying and recommending alternative courses of action which have helped investors maximize returns using proactive portfolio management techniques.
Railcar and Locomotive Inspections
RailSolutions recognizes that an accurate assessment of mechanical condition is a critical component of the valuation process. RailSolutions is capable of providing technical assistance to railroad equipment owners and investors by teaming with the industry’s premier rail equipment inspection firms. Services include equipment inspections, maintenance and repair cost analyses, and evaluations of end-user maintenance practices. Our expertise covers a full range of railcar types and locomotive models. Like our valuation services, technical assistance can be tailored to meet the client’s specific needs.