The Indiana Rail Road Partners With Cathcart Rail

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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Cathcart Rail announced it has partnered with the Indiana Rail Road (INRD) to handle its railcar interchange inspection and repair needs.
Courtesy of Cathcart Rail

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cathcart Rail announced it has partnered with the Indiana Rail Road (INRD) to handle its railcar interchange inspection and repair needs.

Cathcart Rail announced it has partnered with the Indiana Rail Road (INRD) to handle its railcar interchange inspection and repair needs. Across INRD’s major terminals, Cathcart will provide inspection and repair services in compliance with FRA and AAR standards in Indianapolis, Jasonville, IN, Palestine, IL, and Terre Haute, IN.

According to the press release, Cathcart “commenced operations in May 2023 as the sponsored repair agent for INRD with a team comprised of 15 carmen and site and regional management, with support from corporate personnel and training staff.”

President and CEO of The Indiana Rail Road, Dewayne Swindall, commented that “the team has exponentially increased railcar inspections and repairs, providing an additional layer of comfort for our customers that their goods are moved safely and efficiently. . . We always talk about operating rules and regulations, however rolling stock safety and regulatory requirements are equally important. Adding Cathcart provides another step in our safety process, and we believe the company is well managed with the integrity to deliver a good work product for our customers and our company.”

INDR was founded in 1986 and is “headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, The Indiana Rail Road is a privately held corporation with a 500 mile network reach with interchange connections in Indianapolis, IN, Newton, IL, Terre Haute, IN and Chicago, IL. The two-time, Railway Age “Regional Railroad of the Year” serves a variety of customers delivering energy, consumer goods, industrial products, agricultural, and international intermodal products across the Midwest. For more information about the INRD, visit

Cathcart is a leading freight rail services and transportation company based in Columbus, Ohio. The company currently operates the largest railcar services network, encompassing 14 repair facilities and over 75 field services locations, as well as a rail services division that operates three shortline railroads and a dozen contract switching and transloading sites, among other services such as railcar storage, track maintenance, and railcar parts. Cathcart was founded in February 2016 by the father and son team of Thomas Cathcart and Casey Cathcart with 20 employees, and now employs nearly 1,000 people across 110+ locations in 33 states. For more information about Cathcart, visit”

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