Railinc is one of two wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Association of American Railroads. Located in Cary, North Carolina, Railinc is a leading provider of information technology and related service to North America's railroads. It has extensive databases that include, for example, an inventory of all rail freight equipment in North America. It also supports one of the world's largest Electronic Data Interchange networks, over which some 5.8 million messages are transmitted each day.
Railinc also operates Steelroads.com, the railroad industry's common web site where rail customers can track shipments, receive estimated time of arrival information, order equipment, discover shipping options and find out pricing information. Damage prevention and claim services are also operated by Railinc. E. Allen West is the president of Railinc.