The Pacific Belt System operates a wide assortment of equipment to transport freight, as well as maintain the railroad infrastructure. This equipment includes diesel locomotives to power the trains, several types of freight cars to haul customer's freight, as well as high-tech maintenance equipment to maintain the railroad right-of-way.
Pacific Belt System owns approximately 90,000 freight cars to transport cargo across its rail system for customers. Equipment includes Auto Racks, Box Cars, Coil Steel Cars, Covered Hoppers, Flat Cars, Gondolas, Hoppers and Double-stack Container Well Cars. Through its Western Fruit Express subsidiary, Pacific Belt System also offers shippers Temperature-Controlled Cars for perishable food shipments. For a detailed list of all of the freight cars owned by Pacific Belt System, refer to the Pacific Belt System Freight Car Guide.
Pacific Belt System owns several thousand domestic intermodal shipping containers, as well as RoadRailer® trailers, offering door to door road/rail service to customers. Pacific Belt System also offers intermodal service through its Pacific Logistics subsidiary. For a complete listing of the intermodal equipment available, refer to the Pacific Belt System Intermodal Equipment Guide.
Pacific Belt System operates approximately 7,600 locomotives to power all trains operating throughout the system. Pacific Belt System is constantly upgrading its locomotive fleet by purchasing the newest, most fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly locomotives available in the market. New Genset locomotives are being purchased by the railroad to reduce emissions in terminal facilities. Through its subsidiary, Cascade Rebuild Center, older less fuel-efficient locomotives are being rebuilt with new engines and upgraded with state-of-the-art electronics and other features to increase the operating life of its motive power. For a detailed list of locomotives operated by Pacific Belt System, refer to the Pacific Belt System Locomotive Guide.
Pacific Belt System operates a vast array of equipment to maintain the railroad right-of-way and infrastructure to ensure that the railroad can operate to its intended capacity, as efficiently as possible. Equipment such as ballast hoppers and spreaders, dump cars, snow plows, cranes, tool and supply cars are used to maintain the railroad infrastructure. For a detailed listing of equipment, refer to the Pacific Belt System Maintenance-of-Way Equipment Guide.
Pacific Belt System operates non-revenue equipment, such as cabooses for switching assignments (where required), supply cars for diesel fuel and sand for locomotive traction, as well as passenger cars for excursions and inspection trains. Pacific Belt System also owns several vintage steam and diesel locomotives to haul special excursion trains. For a detailed list of non-revenue equipment owned by the Pacific Belt System, refer to the Pacific Belt System Non-Revenue Equipment Guide.
Pacific Belt System is constantly upgrading its locomotive and freight car fleets by purchasing new locomotives and higher-capacity freight cars. As new equipment comes on-line, older surplus equipment is retired and becomes available for sale through Cascade Rebuild Center, or is refurbished and available for lease through Pacific Railcar Leasing. For a detailed listing of surplus assets available, refer to the Surplus Assets Guide.