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Miner hopper outlet gate a popular pick Miner Enterprises said that industry adoption of the company's Double Groove pneumatic outlet gate for plastics continues to accelerate, and has been specified on more than 2,400 new railcars in recent months.

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) received delivery of 20 new remote-control steel ballast cars in mid April.   The MassDOT Rail & Transit Division purchased the cars from FreightCar America and noted the innovative nature of the remote-control gates that MassDOT says will...
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Miner Enterprises said that industry adoption of the company's Double Groove pneumatic outlet gate for plastics continues to accelerate, and has been specified on more than 2,400 new railcars in recent months. Recent orders include hopper cars for CAI Rail, CIT...
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Coal again led just three of 10 tracked commodity groups posting on-year carload gains for the week ending April 15, according to the Association of American Railroads. Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 519,318 carloads and intermodal units, a gain of...
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Cowen and Company’s First-quarter Rail Shipper and Rail Equipment Surveys indicate general optimism about a business environment that appears to be recovering and is “slightly positive” for railroads, say Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl...
wabtec-acquires-thermal-transfer
Wabtec Corp. has acquired Thermal Transfer Corp., a supplier of industrial heat exchangers. No terms were disclosed. Thermal Transfer has annual sales of approximately $25 million, said Wabtec, based in Wilmerding, Pa. Thermal Transfer, a unit of Hamon Cos. based in Duquesne, Pa.,...

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Carloads on U.S. railroads grew by 7.3% in March from the same month a year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported. Carriers moved a total of 1,283,489 carloads in March, up 87,183 carloads from March 2016. U.S. railroads originated 1,298,173...
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Railcar builder Greenbrier Companies reported sales and earnings that beat estimates, and announced a new railcar lease agreement worth more than $1 billion. The Lake Oswego, Ore.-based company reported adjusted second-quarter earnings of $1.09 per share on sales of $566 million,...
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Following in the spirit of its predecessors, the 31st annual Rail Equipment Finance Conference was a huge success and an incredible opportunity to get a complete understanding of today’s rail equipment market and where the market may be headed into...
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The derailment and resulting fire involving a Union Pacific ethanol train in March included older DOT-111 tank cars, according to a preliminary government report. In the March 10 incident near Graettinger, Iowa, 20 cars of a UP unit train derailed. Fourteen...
freightcar-america-idling-roanoke-plant
Due to a downturn in new railcar business, FreightCar America will shut down production at its Roanoke, Va. facility in June. The company previously announced layoffs in February. By April 24 the company plans to lay off 166 staff and an additional...

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