Curry Rail Awarded M-1002 Certification by the AAR

Hollidaysburg, PA, United States – Curry Rail Services has received its AAR M-1002 certification. After a comprehensive audit process, this technical certification confirms that Curry Rail meets all the requirements of the AAR’s M-1002 Program, enabling its Tank Car Division to expand its offer and perform a wider scope of maintenance services on tank cars.

This is not the first time that the Association of American Railroads has recognized Curry Rail as a major player in the railroad industry.  The company has previously earned AAR M-1003 & AAR S-2034 Certifications for rail car repair and rail car manufacturing. In addition to receiving its AAR M-1002 certification in 2021, Curry Rail has been recertified as an AAR M-1003 and an additional 3-year period.

“We offer our customers a full range of tank car repair services, from light maintenance and interior linings to HM216 requalifications. Our customers can feel confident that their tank cars will leave our premises ready to be put to work. Our team will ensure top performance, operator safety, and overall reliability,” says Brendan Perretta, sales manager at Curry Rail. “We are deeply committed to upholding the highest industry standards as exemplified by the AAR.”

About Curry Rail Services: Curry Rail Services specializes in railcar repair, railcar manufacturing, tank car repair, locomotive products, and more. Located in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, Curry Rail is an industry leader in rail car coating and repairs. Curry Rail is on a mission to stay at the forefront of developments and innovations by continuing to provide high-quality locomotive products and freight car services to the railroad industry.

Curry Rail Sponsors 2021 NEARS Virtual Conference

Curry Rail Services is proud to be a sponsor for the upcoming Spring 2021 NEARS Virtual Conference. The NEARS team has put together another great conference, so be sure to check it out.

Our Curry Rail and Curry Design teams will be taking part in the virtual vendor fair, be sure to stop by and say hi!

We look forward to seeing everyone in person again at the Fall 2021 NEARS Conference in Portland, ME!

Penn State Locomotive

In partnership with Penn State Altoona‘s RTE program, Curry Rail Services will be painting the program’s newly-acquired locomotive. The ideas for the design were chosen from a student contest and finalized by our expert design team at our sister company, Curry Designs. For more information see Penn State University’s press release

Maintenance of Way Flatcars

Curry Rail has developed and manufactured a full line of Maintenance of Way (MOW) flatcars. Fully customizable these flatcars can be built to customer specifications.

Some recent projects have included wood deck with side stake pockets, steel/flat deck (40’ and 50’) length, idler platform with end steps and railings, removable 20’ ISO container pedestals and more.

Curry Rail Services an AAR S-2034 Certified Freight Car Manufacturer and M-1003/M-1002 railcar repair facility.

Railroad Industry Exchange Conference at Penn State Altoona

Curry Rail Services is proud to support Penn State Altoona’s Railroad Industry Exchange Conference. This is a great event for Penn State Altoona and the Railroad Industry.

Penn State Altoona offers the nation’s first and only bachelor of science degree program in Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE).

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CRS Manufactures 100th Railcar!

Since production orders begin in late Fall 2016, CRS has manufactured its 100th car. Rolling off the production line in late October, the car has already been released for revenue service for its customer. The 100th car is a 7200 Cubic Foot Gondola with a roll off tarp system installed, per customer specifications.

Curry Rail Services is an AAR Certified M-1003 Manufacturing and Repair Facility, located in Central Pennsylvania.

Loaded Railcar Storage NOW AVAILABLE!

Storage spots for loaded hazardous and nonhazardous railcars are now available. Contact us today for a quote. Our storage yard has a direct connection to Norfolk Southern with interchange available three days a week.

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Contact Ron Blough at or 814-660-3857.