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Your Railcar Leasing & Fleet Management Partner!

Founded in 2002, Tealinc is a privately-owned rail transportation company. Our wide range of services includes railcar leasing and sales, railcar purchasing, railcar fleet management, rail transportation consulting and strategic development. Our customized solutions are tailored to meet the specific needs of each of our customers, and our flexible leasing options allow for maximum flexibility and cost-effectiveness. We’re dedicated to providing personalized and innovative rail transportation services to our customers. 

At Tealinc, we believe in building strong, long-lasting relationships with our customers, partners, and employees. Our team of experienced professionals has a deep understanding of the rail industry and is committed to delivering exceptional customer service. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and ethical conduct in all of our operations. Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest level of service and support to help them achieve their business objectives.


Lease. Buy. Sell. Trade.


Rail Fleet Services.


Grow. Develop. Explore.

Our Team

Our team is made up of a diverse group of individuals with complementary rail backgrounds. Together, we have over 130 years of experience in the rail industry. We have the expertise, knowledge and ability to create value for our clients.

Nate Chilton
Director: Railcar Leasing & Sales
Shannon Rodgers
Director: Railcar Services
Ryan Williams
Director: Business Develop. & Marketing
Yvonne Lufborough
Director: Accounting & Finance

History of Tealinc

  • 2000

    Tealinc, LTD is founded by Darell Luther as a Colorado subchapter S corporation. Darell Luther is founder and sole employee. The basis of the business at this time is consulting. Given Darell’s 10 years of rail experience working for two different Class I railroads and 5 years in private industry, the business starts strong.

  • 2002

    Tealinc LLC moves its headquarters to Montana and is reincorporated as a Montana subchapter S corporation. The consulting business continues to be strong with Tealinc focus being on multimodal operations consulting and multimodal solutions. Tammy Luther, current CFO, Secretary and Treasurer for Tealinc, joins Tealinc to manage all Tealinc accounting.

  • 2003

    Tealinc buys its first railcars with the intention of building a railcar lease fleet. The consulting business continues to be strong and supports customers new to rail or customers looking to grow their logistics footprint.

  • 2004

    Tealinc continues to add to its railcar lease fleet which by this time includes covered hoppers and flatcars. Tealinc begins a strong presence in sale-leasebacks and brokerage of railcars.

  • 2005

    Julie Mink, Tealinc current President, joins Tealinc as Manager Value Creation. Intently focused on customer service and support, Julie develops customer-centric programs tailored to customer specific needs. Tealinc begins a monthly newsletter (Touchbase) providing news and educational articles for the industry. To this day the newsletter and email marketing program remains widely known and respected as an industry leading customer support tool. Tealinc begins development of a marketing database which becomes a cornerstone to its’ marketing presence.

  • 2011

    Steve Christian, now retired from Tealinc, joins Tealinc as the Manager Value Creation – Operations. Tealinc, recognizing the need for more intensive railcar management, successfully implements a Rolling Stock Management service offering to support its lessee customers. This program revolutionized the preventative maintenance program for Tealinc clients making a full service lease program obsolete and saves the customer maintenance money year over year. Tealinc acquires a locomotive.

  • 2012

    Following years of Tealinc dedicating significant resources to its marketing database program, exceptional growth occurs resulting in 40,000 individual contacts in the Tealinc database giving Tealinc significant penetration into various industries for marketing railcars, railcar management and transportation consulting.

  • 2015

    Tealinc further develops Tealinc preventative maintenance program. Julie Mink is promoted to President of Tealinc and Darell Luther retains CEO responsibilities. Tealinc private railcar fleet continues to grow and now includes covered hoppers, flatcars, gondolas and open top hoppers.

  • 2017

    Julie Mink is recognized as a Rising Star by Progressive Railroading magazine.

  • 2019

    Shannon Rodgers, now Director-Operations, joins the Tealinc team. Tealinc continues to enjoy steady growth of its rail fleet, Rolling Stock Management service offerings and consulting services business lines. Under Shannon’s attention, Tealinc revitalizes internal processes to more thoroughly conduct mechanical inspections and manage Tealinc private railcar fleet as well as customer leased fleets. Kristen Kempson is promoted to MVC-Sales & Marketing.

  • 2020

    Yvonne Lufborough , now Director-Administration and Finance, joins Tealinc. With 10 years of previous experience as Tealinc tax accountant and as an extremely well established CPA, Yvonne’s financial experience propels Tealinc bookkeeping and planning processes.

  • 2023

    Tealinc personnel continue to develop their rail industry knowledge, support rail shippers, and continue to leverage their expertise. Tealinc fleet now includes most every freight railcar type and remains focused on strategically building the private railcar fleet and support services to support exact client needs.