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Alstom wins Ferromex contract in Mexico Alstom has been awarded a contract by Ferromex to provide maintenance for 219 freight locomotives for a five year period.

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R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development, R.J. Corman Railroad Group effective immediately. Both will continue to...
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BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its 2017 capital expenditure plan will be approximately $3.4 billion.   Similar to last year’s $3.9 billion plan, the largest component of the plan will be to replace and maintain BNSF’s core network and...
opw-marks-125-in-2017
OPW, a Dover company and a global supplier of fluid-handling equipment, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2017. OPW was founded as the Ohio Pattern Works & Foundry Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio and was officially incorporated in 1892. Founded through a $390...
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Rail shippers “are more confident in the economy, and the new Trump Administration is providing a degree of both hopeful optimism and uncertainty,” according to Cowen and Company’s 4Q16 Rail Shipper Survey. “Overall, the survey is positive for the rails,...
alstom-wins-ferromex-contract-in-mexico
Alstom has been awarded a contract by Ferromex to provide maintenance for 219 freight locomotives for a five year period. Alstom said on Jan. 9 that the locomotives will be maintained at Ferromex depots located in Torreon, Chihuahua and Guadalajara. Mexico...

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Four experienced professionals have joined the Engineering and Technical Consulting Services Group of Salco Products, Inc., which designs and manufactures plastic and metal products used in tank cars, hopper cars and plant process equipment for the railroad, trucking, chemical manufacturing...
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The Greenbrier Companies Inc. on Jan. 6 reported financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended Nov. 30, 2016. The company said it is off to a strong start, with net earnings of $25.0 million, or $0.79 per diluted share,...
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The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announce a networking event and nature tour during the 2017 NRC Conference. LRIW says the event begins after the exhibits close and provides these details: Date: Tuesday, January 10 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Gumbo Limbo Nature...
freight
If 2016’s wild, throw-predictions-out-the-window runaway freight train of a Presidential election taught us anything, it’s that nothing is ever a given. As the old saw goes, never assume, because it makes an a—well, you get it. Is a traffic recovery under...
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Couplers need to be the strongest link in a train, capable of withstanding extreme forces of buff (compression) and draft (compression). Since the semi-automatic “Janney” knuckle coupler was patented in 1873 and mandated by the 1893 Safety Appliance Act, couplers,...