Main Line Rail Management, Inc. (MLRM) was established in 1988 as Main Line Management Services, Inc., to provide operations, marketing, financial, engineering, valuation and appraisal, management and computer programming services. MLRM provides operations planning, traffic flow analyses, and cost studies to a variety of Class I and regional rail carriers. MLRM has been retained to assess traffic forecasts, analyze the viability, and develop business plans for a number of rail properties being bought or sold. MLRM has also appraised and valued numerous rail corridors being acquired for rail purposes, including both track materials and real estate.
The principal of Main Line has been conducting railroad valuation studies for over twenty years. Prior to founding Main Line, the principal was part of Day & Zimmermann’s (TAD Associates) rail valuation group. Among such valuation studies completed while at Day & Zimmermann were the valuations of the Penn Central, Reading, Rock Island, and Milwaukee Road estates, as well as numerous shortline rail valuations and appraisals of publicly-owned lines.