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New from Amsted Rail: TrakMaster™ How many times can the three-piece freight car truck—which has been in use since the 19th century—be improved? For Amsted Rail, there appears to be no limit.

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Tradepoint Atlantic, the multimodal logistics center near Baltimore, announced the completion of FedEx Ground’s new distribution facility at Sparrows Point. The ribbon-cutting was attended by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and representatives of FedEx Ground, the small-package...
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The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) unveiled an analysis of the economic role its 260-plus member companies play in the U.S. economy during Railway Interchange 2017 in Indianapolis. The analysis shows that RSI members represent more than 756 rail supply locations...
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How many times can the three-piece freight car truck—which has been in use since the 19th century—be improved? For Amsted Rail, there appears to be no limit. At Railway Interchange 2017 in Indianapolis, Amsted Rail introduced the TrakMaster™, its latest iteration...
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INDIANAPOLIS: The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) named Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) President Lisa Stabler as 2017 Outstanding Woman of the Year. Stabler was honored at the General Session of Railway Interchange. The annual award is presented to a...
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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on Sept. 13 announced production of its 50,000th covered hopper, just months after it reached a major intermodal mark. This production milestone follows Greenbrier’s announcement in February of reaching 100,000th intermodal doublestack railcars. “These achievements demonstrate Greenbrier’s...

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Freight car industry interests who participated in a discussion panel at Cowen and Company’s 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference in Boston offered their observations on a wide range of topics affecting the market. Among them: the recent uptick in railcar...
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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has approved freight car castings from TVSZ (Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant, Russia, a subsidiary of United Wagon Co.) for unrestricted interchange service on North American railroads. TVSZ has begun shipping the castings; the...
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The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, has sanctioned Penn State University-Altoona’s Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE)...
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Reporting on Cowen and Co.’s just-concluded 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference, analyst Matt Elkott said that railcar demand recovery is “likely sustainable but not at the same level as second-quarter 2017.” Cowen is projecting third-quarter 2017 orders for 9,400 units,...
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The outlook for railcars “has brightened considerably,” according to the most recent market analysis from Peter Toja of Economic Planning Associates. Second-quarter 2017 deliveries of 10,625 cars and orders for 17,665 raised industry backlogs from 60,471 at the end of...

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