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New from NSC: High-capacity cottonseed/woodchip gondolas National Steel Car (NSC) and Curry Rail Services of Hollidaysburg, Pa., have teamed up to build new, high-capacity gondolas for cottonseed and woodchip service.

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National Steel Car (NSC) and Curry Rail Services of Hollidaysburg, Pa., have teamed up to build new, high-capacity gondolas for cottonseed and woodchip service. These cars have a GRL (gross rail load) of 286,000 pounds and payload of 106.5 tons, with...
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China Railway Investment Corporation (CRIC) has issued RFPs (requests for proposals) for contracts to supply 586 electric locomotives and 40,000 freight cars to China Railway Corporation (CRC). The electric locomotive order is divided into three lots, comprising 91 160km/h (100 mph)...
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Technology solutions company Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., has acquired railroad automatic wayside machine-vision inspection systems supplier Beena Vision Systems Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Norcross, Ga.-based Beena Vision will become a part of Trimble’s Engineering and Construction Segment. Trimble says the acquisition...
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Withering winter weather is playing havoc with Union Pacific trains from Nevada up through the Pacific Northwest.   The railroad on Thursday said a broken dam in northeast Nevada flooded its tracks and halted operations between Montello, Nev., and Ogden, Utah. “Trains approaching...
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Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., has promoted Jeff Walsh, previously the company’s Chief Operating Officer, to Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 15. Walsh will replace Fred Sasser, who is stepping down from a 36-year term as CEO to become Executive Chairman. Walsh...

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A broken axle led to a collision between two BNSF trains that touched off a crude oil spill and fire, a National Transportation Safety Board probe has found. Several covered hopper cars in BNSF grain train no. 6990 derailed near Casselton,...
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A private operator is being sought for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which operates more than 100 miles of track connecting to six major railroads in the Crescent City. Speculation regarding a sales was confirmed by city, which issued a...
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The Greenbrier Companies announced that FBI veteran Greg Bretzing has been hired as Director of Global Security & Special Projects.   Bretzing reports to Bill Furman, Chairman and CEO, in this newly-created role. Bretzing will oversee physical security measures at all facilities owned...
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The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) s now accepting 2017/2018 school year applications for the annual RSI Undergraduate Scholarship which provides a minimum of five college scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,500-5,000 to children of employees throughout the rail supply industry. ...
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Freight car demand weakened in 2016 as lackluster economic and industrial activities as well as sluggish economies abroad dampened commodity flows and intermodal movements, according to the most recent market analysis conducted by Economic Planning Associates. “After two consecutive years of...

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