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Railcar production improvement: Wait for 2019 Freight car deliveries will remain relatively flat over the next two years at 42,500 units annually but will enter an up-cycle, according to the most recent quarterly report issued by Economic Planning Associates.

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For the 21st consecutive year, Strato, Inc. is the recipient of TTX Company’s SECO (Supplier Evaluation Committee) Award, placing it in the category of top companies earning the TTX Excellent Supplier designation. The SECO award is for 2016. TTX Company rates...
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AllTranstek L.L.C. has promoted Allison Bernabei to Vice President of Fleet Management Services. Her appointment “will unite the fleet management group, which is comprised of three service teams in our Downers Grove, Ill., and Houston, Tex. locations, creating a cohesive...
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European antitrust regulators have approved a merger creating an all-in-one freight car business between The Greenbrier Companies and Germany’s Astra Rail Management GmbH. The companies said the transaction creating Greenbrier-Astra Rail will be completed on June 1, 2017 and combines the...
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Weekly rail traffic on U.S. railroads continued to strengthen, to 526,970 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending May 13, a gain of 5.7% from the same week in 2016.   Overall traffic totaled 255,361 carloads, up 7%, while intermodal volume...
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Central Washington state’s Port of Quincy is again promoting itself as a less-congested inland alternative to coastal intermodal centers. “[T]rains could be loaded at the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal with ocean containers of Washington State dry agricultural products (wheat, dry...

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A new inland rail-served port is coming to the U.S.-Canada border. Mid Canada Transload Services Ltd. is building the center with rail access in southern Manitoba, what it calls one of the largest privately-owned inland ports in the province. The 250-acre greenfield...
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I came to “The Great Railroad War: United States Railway Operations During World War I”, Prof. Rudolph L. Daniels’ book on the history of American railroads during World War I from a different perspective.During my 40-year career in railroad public...
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Grain and coal posted impressive gains as U.S. rail freight traffic continued its upward trend in 2017. Total traffic was 515,305 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.6%, for the week ending May 6 compared to the same week in 2016, according...
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Amsted Rail’s IONX LLC subsidiary is providing its digital asset monitoring solutions to European railcar lessor Ermewa Group. The project includes IONX telematics equipment, proprietary wireless sensors, and its Rail Supply Chain Visibility (RSCV) software application. The integrated platform delivers supply...
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The largest container vessel to call Canada arrived on May 5 at Global Container Terminals (GCT) Deltaport, located in the Port of Vancouver. The port was able to attract the vessel due in part to its enhanced rail connections. GCT Canada...

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