Project and Business Finance

service - Project Equipment and Business FinanceAs one of the only North American advisory firms specializing in rail projects, rail equipment, and rail business finance, we know the industry. You don’t need to educate us or enroll us in its stability and opportunity. Strategic Rail Finance is backed by seven of the largest banks in North America, bringing you lenders that have an appetite for financing rail-related businesses. In addition to excellent rates and structures in debt finance, our unique identity advising rail-related companies has attracted a large network of equity investors for rail transportation, real estate, manufacturing, and natural resource development projects. Clients also benefit from our consulting team’s experience and ingenuity with federal and state government funding programs.

Project Finance

Strategic Rail Finance applies substantial focus and creativity to our clients’ projects. This approach leverages their assets and structures funding toward better terms, lower rates, and flexible covenants, while providing a significant increase in overall access to capital.

  • Transload facilities
  • Intermodal facilities
  • Rail line, rail siding, and rail yard construction
  • Rail bulk-loading and logistics facilities
  • Rail car storage facilities
  • Production and manufacturing facilities

Equipment Finance

From individual equipment financing to annual lines of credit, Strategic Rail Finance efficiently coordinates funding with attention to all the administrative details. And with the largest network of relationships in the industry, we also assist in sourcing and leasing railcars, MOW equipment, locomotives, railcar movers, intermodal cranes, and hi-rail trucks.

  • Locomotive financing
  • Railcar financing
  • Rolling stock loans
  • Maintenance of Way (MOW) equipment financing
  • Lift and loading equipment financing
  • Railcar and locomotive leasing
  • Rail equipment lines of credit
  • Sale-Leasebacks of existing equipment
  • Upgrades and rebuilds of rail and production equipment

Business Finance

Strategic Rail Finance has brought capital to rail-related businesses since 1994. Growing your business in a capital-intensive industry requires funding beyond the usual array of bank options. Our consulting team includes executives from inside and outside the rail industry, providing you with the ideal guidance for your next round of growth or turnaround capital.

  • Growth finance
  • Long-term access to capital
  • Acquisition finance
  • Equity capital
  • Critical situation finance

Federal And State Government Funding

Strategic Rail Finance has a long-established record of success in communicating the financial and social benefits of public- and private-sector infrastructure projects to government officials. Strategic Rail Finance’s consulting team includes former congressional staff as well as the recent heads of the FRA Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Program and the USDOT Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program.

  • United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Program
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program
  • Transportation Improvement Financing and Improvement Act (TIFIA) Program
  • Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grants
  • United States Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • State Transportation Funding Programs