Fleet Management

Fleet management is key to rail industry success, and Watco Leasing Services has the experience and resources to manage your railcar fleet – regardless of its size or specific needs. The scope of services include:

Car repair history Railroad repair auditing
Contract shop auditing Rebilling/rebuttal billing
Bad order cars Railroad damage cars
Car repair analysis Forecasting and budgeting
Accounts payable Financial distribution
Car hire accounting Depreciated value statements
AAR-mandated programs Mechanical information
Car repair billing UMLER/EMIS administration


Railcar Storage

Watco provides safe, cost-effective railcar storage and switching solutions. Whether you’re needing short-term or long-term storage of empty or loaded railcars, our car storage team will work to find the best location to meet your needs. Our connections to Class I carriers offer a wide variety of routing options for your car fleet, allowing easy reassignment to alternate destinations.

  • Storage of empty or loaded railcars
  • Custom storage plans for loaded commodity track distribution
  • Track and roadbeds maintained to accommodate unit trains
  • Full service railcar shop facility access
  • Team tracks available for transloading at a variety of locations
  • Storage tracks located in secured access remote area
  • Competitive switching rates
  • Daily storage charges


In addition to car storage, Watco Customers may also take advantage of our full-service mechanical team to repaint, repair, and clean cars as they enter or leave storage. To find more information on our mechanical services click here.


Keith LaCaze
SVP  Operations Divisions 3 & 4
2760 Graybow Road
DeRidder, LA 70634
Office: 337-238-4254
Fax: 337-280-9075


David McCloud
Director of Leasing and Storage
Office: 904-303-5966

Brenna Prestholt
Manager Fleet, Leasing & Storage
315 W. 3rd Street
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Office: 620-308-5720
Fax: 620-231-0812