Leasing & Services


Greenbrier's leasing capabilities are central to our integrated business model, as many customers choose to lease rail equipment as a part of their fleet acquisition strategy. With a lease fleet of approximately 8,500 railcars and more than twenty years of broad and deep experience in leasing, we are able to structure and deliver competitive, tailored solutions. Our leasing team is skilled at configuring financial and operational structures to meet a wide variety of customer requirements, including full-service, net, and per diem arrangements with both short- and long-term options, sale/lease-back, like-kind exchanges, and upgrade and modification programs. We focus on providing solutions, value and superior service to the North American rail industry.

Management Services

Our rail asset management platforms include proprietary software tools that address the ownership, use and maintenance of approximately 250,000 freight railcars.  Our tools are designed and backed by one of the most experienced and accomplished rail asset management teams in the industry. As the customer, you choose how we can best help you reach your goals. We can provide the tools and support, or we can deploy our team to handle some or all of your fleet management requirements. Our focus is on responsiveness, efficiency, reliability and safety.

Greenbrier's suite of railcar management solutions, addresses a broad spectrum of needs for railroads, shippers, lessors, investors and financial institutions, including maintenance management, budgeting and forecasting, equipment accounting and mileage equalization, fleet and shipment visibility, in-plant visibility and regulatory compliance.

Built by car owners for car owners, Enspire® has three major components that are designed and built to work seamlessly together or stand alone:

  • Equipment accounting software and services
  • Maintenance management software and services
  • Fleet and shipment visibility software

Equipment Accounting Solutions

Combines proprietary software with a dedicated team of industry experts, resulting in unparalleled car hire and rail equipment accounting solutions for shippers; lessors; and shortline, regional and Class I railroads.

The Enable® systems utilize open messaging architecture, enabling a secured interface with various transportation operating systems. As part of our solutions offering, Greenbrier can either license Enable as a standalone software product or we can provide car-hire, back-office administrative services.

  • Payables and receivables systems
  • Reclaim auditing
  • Reporting and forecasting
  • Cash management
  • Back office services
  • Mileage equalization and taxes

Enspire® components are designed and built to work seamlessly together or standalone.

Maintenance Management

Sets the standard in maintenance management with one of the most sophisticated software applications in the industry—backed by an experienced audit and management team. Whether you choose to use your own back-office audit team or ours, you can count on the Entrust® system to be the most stable, efficient and comprehensive system available to car owners and responsible parties.

Our suite of maintenance management services includes:

  • Web-based asset management platform
  • Comprehensive maintenance management
  • AAR/Shop billing audit
  • Guaranteed maintenance contracts
  • Back office administration

Enspire® components are designed and built to work seamlessly together or standalone.

Fleet Visibility and Management

Greenbrier’s solution for comprehensive rail fleet visibility and management. This web-enabled tool allows quick, intuitive access to your rail shipments and facilitates effective communication of pipeline volumes, delays, bad orders and more.

  • Exception tracking/management
  • Automatic reporting
  • Free-runner car integration
  • Dynamic ETA calculation
  • Plant logistics module
  • Near real-time location

Greenbrier architects, codes and implements the Enspire software suite with a full-time team of software engineers who are not only highly skilled in software design and development but are also experts in the North American freight rail industry. This potent combination results in products that are built for car owners and shippers by car owners and shippers.

Enspire® components are designed and built to work seamlessly together or standalone.