Western Railroad Equipment Company was founded in 1996 by a team with deep railroad industry expertise and proven leadership skills. Our mission is to provide innovative and service-oriented railcar leasing to a broad customer base. While we have leased rail cars to a number of large companies in the shipping community, our niche is in serving shippers and the railroad short line industry.
The founders of WREX strongly believe the rail industry has an important role to bring the local economies into a worldwide market. From this belief grew several short line railroad companies. WREX is affiliated with Red River Valley & Western Railroad (RRVW), Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TCWR), Minnesota Prairie Line (MPLI), and Sisseton Milbank Railroad (SMRR). These vibrant short line railroads serve Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota.