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Progress Rail to acquire Downer of Australia Progress Rail has signed an agreement to acquire Downer EDI’s freight rail business, Downer Freight Rail, an Australian railcar company.

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Progress Rail has signed an agreement to acquire Downer EDI’s freight rail business, Downer Freight Rail, an Australian railcar company. Headquartered in North Ryde and with 15 maintenance facilities throughout Australia, Downer Freight Rail provides a full suite of rolling stock,...
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Caltrax is the latest railcar repair shop to switch to RailcarRx Repair Management System (RMS), for cloud-based RMS to manage its daily railcar repair operations. RailcarRx will assist Caltrax in managing its clients’ high demand and provide integration to key internal...
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Come Feb. 1, 2018, the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) will have new leadership, as President Tom Simpson, who has spent nearly 30 years at the organization, retires. Mike O’Malley, a transportation policy expert and former Vice President, Procurement and Supply...
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Strato, Inc.’s Quality Management System has been certified to ISO 9001:2015, superseding the company’s previous ISO 9001:2008 certification, and one year earlier than required. The ISO 9001:2015 standard focuses on risk-based thinking and is designed to solve potential issues long before...
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There have been four rounds of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) re-negotiations, with the fifth round set for Mexico City beginning Nov. 17. According to Workingman’s Dead: NAFTA Withdrawal Risk Sector Impact, a just-released study from Cowen and Co.’s...

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Union Pacific and Katoen Natie broke ground on a new state-of-the-art plastic packaging facility in Dallas. Construction for the site is now underway at the Prime Pointe Industrial Park, a 3,000-acre industrial complex located in South Dallas County adjacent to Union...
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Rail freight flattened out for the week ending Nov. 4, as the Association of American Railroads reported U.S. traffic was 538,739 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.8% compared with the same week in 2016. Volume totaled 266,652 carloads, off 1.7%, while...
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Joseph Parsons will take on the newly-created title of general manager at the Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS), effective Nov. 3, concurrent with the retirement of Jerome Lipka from the position of president. Al Satunas was named chief operating officer and...
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New Columbia, Penn., was the site of a celebration for the Union County Industrial Railroad and GAF Materials Corp., as the latter hosted an inaugural railcar ribbon cutting at its new roofing materials facility along the West Branch of the...
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In spite of a slowing in the movements of major commodities, demand for railcars was relatively stable in this year’s third quarter, according to the most recent report issued by Economic Planning Associates (EPA). “Despite of an easing in orders from...

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