This dynamic facility offers full-service freight car repair, coatings, and cleaning to our customers in the Midwest. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, this shop, formerly known as Hoosier Railcar, is served by the Indiana Harbor Belt Railway (IHB) in East Chicago, Indiana.  East Chicago accommodates up to 100 cars and specializes in pressure differential cars and freight car paint and linings. We pride ourselves on a job done well with a focus on the safety of our customers’ property, our workforce and the environment.


CFRS East Chicago

3915 Kennedy Avenue
East Chicago, IN 46312

Tel: 219-397-6379

Delivery Line: Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad (IHB)

Interchanges: BNSF, CN, CSX, NS, UP

Certifications: M-1003


Jesus Parada

Operation Manager

Jesus joined CF Rail Services in 2015 as Operations Manager. His rail experience has proven vital in his leadership role – enabling him to not only lead our East Chicago location, but also exceed customer expectations.

His various certifications include NACE level 1, AAR auditing beginner/advanced/root cause analysis, Lean Six Sigma and various welding inspection and nondestructive testing methods.

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