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Freight car market “better than expected”: KeyBanc The Railway Supply Institute American Railway Car Institute’s (ARCI) second-quarter 2016 freight car order, delivery and backlog statistics are “somewhat better than expected,” according to KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Steve Barger.

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Both the rail industry and U.S. Government are seeking to reduce the volume and severity of leaks from railcars. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) began tracking non-accident releases (NARs) in 2001, gathering data on the impact of sealing on...
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Financial Edge, Railway Age, August 2016: Ah those midsummer doldrums. Hopefully, loyal readers are able to take a needed respite and page through your favorite magazine by a pool or a beach, slathered in sunblock or buried in shade. ...
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Starting September 1, train traffic on the Louisville and Indiana Railroad (LIRC) between Louisville, Ky., and Seymour, Ind. will begin moving at increased capacity, faster and more often. CSX Transportation (CSXT) and LIRC train speeds will increase incrementally over a period...
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InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees. InnoTrans take place every two years in Berlin. Show dates are Sept. 20-23, 2016. The discounted tickets are...
canada-announces-faster-timeline-for-phasing-out-dot-111-tank-cars
Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced on July 26 Protective Direction 38, which accelerates the phasing out of DOT-111 tank cars for crude oil service to November 1, 2016. The accelerated timeline will phase out unjacketed legacy DOT-111 tank cars six...

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Wabtec Corp. on July 25, 2016 reported second-quarter results affected by lower freight sector-related revenues. Sales for the quarter were $724 million, with higher sales in the Transit Group more than offset by lower sales in the Freight Group, which were...
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The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) has named veteran railcar design and regulatory compliance and safety professional John Byrne as Vice Chairman. Byrne succeeds William Finn, who retired earlier in 2016. Byrne has spent his entire career in...
sms-secures-railway-interchange-2017-contract
Ithaca, N.Y.-based Smith Marketing Services has been awarded a contract for leading the branding effort for Railway Interchange 2017, to be held in Indianapolis Sept. 17-20, 2017. Railway Interchange is North America’s largest freight rail tradeshow. The event, which attracts upwards...
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The Railway Supply Institute American Railway Car Institute’s (ARCI) second-quarter 2016 freight car order, delivery and backlog statistics are “somewhat better than expected,” according to KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Steve Barger. Orders in the quarter increased sequentially to 7,555 cars from...
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A terminal serving the crude oil industry is offering help for drought-stricken California. Curious things are happening in southeastern New Mexico. In an area famous for UFO sightings and suspected alien encounters, companies connected to the oil trade are managing to...