ECN Capital provides customized financing solutions that enable the North American rail industry to serve the shipping needs of manufacturers and distributors across the US and Canada.

We understand the critical contribution railcars make in moving everything from raw materials and commodities to sub-assemblies and finished goods across North America’s rail network. ECN Capital provides a range of railcar financing options geared specifically to the businesses that rely on this mode of transportation.

ECN Capital has the experience and the skills to develop customized financing solutions for clients requiring access to a wide variety of railcar types and configurations for use in industries that range from agriculture  and food processing to petroleum and manufacturing. We design efficient customized solutions for railcar lessees including full service, net operating, and per diem options for new and used railcars as well as sale lease-backs, lease buyouts and other solutions.

The end result: We engage our extensive railcar financing expertise to enable North American businesses to get their products to market in the most cost effective manner possible, while preserving capital, increasing flexibility and capturing opportunities for growth.

In addition to direct railcar leasing, our structured finance team is available to advise on the development and formation of capital programs that enable large railcar portfolios to be acquired and funded with the optimal investment characteristics that serve the needs of both operators and institutional investors.

Why ECN Capital

  • Well-established rail industry relationships
  • Industry expertise with proven track record
  • One of the newest fleets of rail rolling stock
  • Nimble and responsive team offering flexible financing options
  • Efficient capital resulting in aggressive pricing

Products and services

  • Customized solutions for railcar lessees including full service, net operating, and per diem options for new and used railcars as well as sale lease-backs, lease buyouts and other solutions.

Quick facts

  • Size of transactions: $5 million+
  • 17,000 cars financed
  • 170 customers

Asset focus

  • Boxcars
  • Grain covered hoppers
  • Plastics covered hoppers
  • Aggregate gondolas and hoppers
  • Wide range of GP and specialized tank cars
  • Sand/cement covered hoppers