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List of Rail Transport Companies

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List of the top rail transport companies in the world, listed by their prominence with corporate logos when available. This list of major rail transport companies includes the largest and most profitable rail transport businesses, corporations, agencies, vendors and firms in the world. If you are wondering what the biggest rail transport companies are, then this list has you covered. This list includes the most famous rail transport companies in the industry, so if you're thinking of working in the rail transport industry you might want to look to these companies for jobs. This list includes names of both small and big rail transport businesses.

List is made up of many different companies, including Igus and Fortress Investment Group.

This list answers the questions, "What are the biggest rail transport companies in the world?" and "What are the most successful rail transport companies?"
  • 1
    Rail transport, Public transport
    Aeroexpress Ltd. is the operator of air rail link services in Moscow, Russia. It is founded in 2005 and is owned by Russian Railways, TransGroup AS, Iskander Makhmudov, and Andrei Bokarev. Until...  more
  • 2
    Rail transport, Manufacturing
    The American Locomotive Company, often shortened to ALCO, ALCo or Alco, designed, built and sold steam locomotives, diesel-electric locomotives, diesel engines and generators, specialized forgings,...  more
  • 3
    Rail transport
    Angel Trains is a British rolling stock operating company created in 1994 as part of the privatisation of British Rail. It was one of three ROSCOs. When created, each ROSCO owned around a third of...  more
  • 4
    Rail transport, Logistics
    Asciano Limited is an Australian freight logistics company, operating in railway freight and shipping. Asciano was demerged from Toll Holdings in 2007, and owns Patrick Corporation and Pacific...  more
  • 5
    Rail transport
    "Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint-Stock Company is the national state-owned rail transport operator in the Republic of Azerbaijan. The 2,918 km, 1,520 mm gauge network is electrified at 3 kV DC. The...  more
  • 6
    Rail transport
    Banedanmark is a Danish company responsible for maintenance and traffic control of most of the Danish railway network. Branched off from DSB as a government agency in 1997. Form 2004 to 2010...  more
  • 7
    Rail transport
    Bangladesh Railway, is the state-owned rail transport agency of Bangladesh. It operates and maintains the entire railway network of the country. BR is controlled by the Directorate General of...  more
  • 8
    Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft is the passenger transport company for regional railways in Bavaria. Founded in 1995, it is organised as a GmbH wholly owned by the Bavarian Government. The company...  more
  • 9
    Rail transport
    The Belarusian Railway is the national state-owned railway company of Belarus. It operates all of the rail transport network in Belarus. As of 2005, the railway employs 112,173 people....  more
  • 10
    Rail transport, Mining
    Bharat Earth Movers Limited now known as BEML is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, with headquarters in Bangalore. It manufactures a variety of heavy equipment, such as that used for earth moving,...  more
  • 11
    Rail transport, Aerospace Engineering
    Bombardier Inc. is a Canadian multinational aerospace and transportation company, founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier as L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée on January 29, 1942, at Valcourt in the...  more
  • 12
    Rail transport
    British Railways, which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the operator of most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997. It was formed from the nationalisation of the "Big...  more
  • 13
    Brookville Equipment Corporation, based in Brookville, Pennsylvania, United States, manufactures railroad locomotives for industrial and light capacity switching needs. The company also builds and...  more
  • 14
    Buffalo Car Manufacturing Company, also known as Buffalo Car Company or Buffalo Car Works, was an American manufacturer of railroad freight cars in the late 19th century. In 1899, this company was...  more
  • 15
    Rail transport, Transportation
    BNSF Railway is a 2013 Telly Award winner....  more
  • 16
    Rail transport
    Căile Ferate Române is the state railway carrier of Romania. The railway network of Romania consists of 11,380 km, of which 3,971 km are electrified, and the total track length is 22,247 km, of which...  more
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    CFM is the only railway operator in the Republic of Moldova, that is responsible for passenger and cargo transportation, as well as the railway infrastructure maintenance, within the country. It is...  more
  • 18
    The Central Organisation for Railway Electrification, has its headquarters at Allahabad, India. It is in overall charge of railway electrification over the entire network of Indian Railways. However...  more
  • 19
    The Central Pacific Railroad is the former name of the railroad network built between California and Utah, USA that built eastwards from the West Coast in the 1860s, to complete the western part of...  more
  • 20
    Rail transport
    The Chichibu Railway Co., Ltd. is a small-sector private railway company operating two railway lines in northern Saitama Prefecture, Japan. In addition to its railway operations, the company deals in...  more
  • 21
    Rail transport, Manufacturing
    China Zhongwang Holdings Limited is the second largest industrial aluminium extrusion product developer and manufacturer in the world and the biggest one in Asia and China. The group is headquartered...  more
  • 22
    Rail transport
    CityNightLine AG was a Swiss night train service. CNL had right of passage grants in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark. It served stations in Belgium, France, Italy and the...  more
  • 23
    Rail transport
    Comazar is a company that operates railways in Africa. Its stock is majority owned by the French investment group Bolloré. Comazar was founded by Eric Peiffer and Patrick Claes in conjunction with...  more
  • 24
    Rail transport, Engineering
    Commonwealth Engineering was an Australian engineering company that designed and built railway locomotives, rolling stock and trams....  more
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    Manufacturer of railway carriages, including royal cars. Produced in 1858 a Royal Carriage for Portugal which can be seen in the museum in Utrecht, Royal Class, Regal Journeys" in 2010 (April -...