January 26, 2017

We have added a weight calculator to the Forms Page. The calculator uses base line information that matches Amtrak’s base line numbers.  If your car weight in Umler does not match Amtrak, this issue will need to be resolved.

January 6, 2016

A message from Mr. Trombecky for ALL Amtrak private car owners:

To all Car owners


This is a very important message that you MUST respond to. Many of the Host Rail Roads will be turning on a type of PTC called I-ETMS. The BNSF and CSX are preparing to activate with this type of PTC. Attached is a list of the car Numbers that we still require critical information for. The weight requirement has changed since the first time we have asked for this information. We will need the best loaded car weight for you cars. This information will be required to be in the PTC data base for us to continue to add your cars to trains.

Lee Trombecky  

Sr.Manager Quality & Compliance/Regulatory Compliance 

GLR interpretation on this is it includes all physical dimensions, brake system identification, and weight.  For Amtrak this is Gross Rail Load. This does not match the weights in Umler.  We are working to correct that.

August 28, 2016

If you are using GLR as an agent for Umler, you or GLR MUST maintain your Find Us Rail listing.  This is now a Railinc/Industry requirement  This is what industry is now using to find your reporting mark’s contacts!  Railroads will call if there is a movement problem, accounting issue, and other items.  You must be willing to take their calls/emails WHENEVER they call/email.  No response could mean equipment sitting and being charged storage, and in worst case of car damage, they could make a decision to scrap a piece of equipment!

July 19, 2016:

As of today GLR no longer has fax available.  Please email or scan and email documents to us.

June 2016:

Passenger car air brake valves have been added to Umler in preparation for the implementation of PTC.  Any Air Brake Tests and Umler Upload must include the air brake valve type!

For Amtrak 800XXX cars, you will need to have your actual, NOT estimated, weight in Umler as your Umler car weight and your Amtrak Arrows system weights must match!

November 2015

If you have freight cars, you need to have your reflectorization event (putting the reflective tape on) entered into Umler.  Otherwise your equipment will be labeled X/X and it will not move.


We now have on staff a Mechanical Engineer full time. GLR can assist you in planning project and getting your plans on paper or digitally.  Plan first!  It saves money in the long run.

Umler Upload and Reporting Mark management.  We are currently managing reporting marks for over 5 dozen clients, with a fleet of over 4,000 units. We can upload your equipment or correct the entries that are already there under your reporting mark.  

Inspection - Pre-purchase or pre-Insurance or for project planning.  An inspection can assure that the equipment you want to purchase is exactly what you think it is or that your project will go as planned.

GLR also provides temporary Umler registrations for equipment making a 'one time move', such as going to shop for a major rebuild after purchase, or even scrapping.  GLR can also provide small fleet services.  Many of the larger lease and service companies will not manage fleets below a certain number.  We can handle those smaller numbers for you.

Through working agreements, Logistical Support is available to move your equipment and air brakes services are available.  

GLR is still a SAM (System for Award Management) former CCR (Central Contractors Registry) for US Government and is a woman owned small business by Federal Standards.  GLR is a trade member of RPCA.  

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