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For Miner Enterprises, 120 years Miner Enterprises, one of the railroad industry’s longest-standing supply companies, in 2014 is celebrating 120 years in business.

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Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC (MRC) has promoted Daniel Penovich to President and Chris Gerber to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Both MRC executives have extensive experience with MRC as well in the railroad and railroad leasing business. Penovich joined MRC...
wabtec-acquires-brazilian-manufacturer
Wabtec Corp. said Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 it has acquired Dia-Frag, a manufacturer of friction products based in Monte Alto, Brazil. Dia-Frag has annual sales of about $40 million. Wabtec did not disclose any financial details of acquisition. Dia-Frag manufactures friction products...
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New York Air Brake LLC and Knorr-Bremse Group sister company Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, working in conjunction with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), have created the Knorr-Bremse North America Mechatronics Laboratory at RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering ...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on DOT 111 tank cars for crude oil and HHFTs (High-Hazard Flammable Trains), specifically the NPRM’s proposal for phasing out older, pre-CPC-1232 tank cars, could worsen the crude oil tank car...
ztr-introduces-low-profile-axle-generator
ZTR now offers its Locomotive Axle Generator™ in a PCD (pitch circle diameter, also known as BCD, or bolt circle diameter) 6 X 4.5 bolt pattern. The new device is designed for non-Timken bearings, and complements ZTR’s Locomotive Axle Generator™...

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A shifting traffic base is generating improved designs, and a building boom not seen in years. The North American freight car market has changed dramatically in the past few years. Where coal gondolas and hoppers and intermodal platforms once accounted for...
ztr-introduces-low-profile-axle-generator
ZTR now offers its Locomotive Axle Generator™ in a PCD (pitch circle diameter, also known as BCD, or bolt circle diameter) 6 X 4.5 bolt pattern. The new device is designed for non-Timken bearings, and complements ZTR’s Locomotive Axle Generator™...
railhead-corp-marks-50-years
Alsip, Ill.-based Railhead Corp. said Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 that it is celebrating the half-century mark this month. The company provides digital video products for the transportation industry, with customized mobile and stationary video surveillance for freight railroads, regional/commuter rail, and...
brett-holst-joins-columbus-castings
Railway supply veteran Brett Holst has joined Columbus Castings as Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing. Holst brings nearly 30 years of experience in the rail industry. His professional background includes Amsted Industries, Progress Rail Services, and most recently The Timken...
tanks-hoppers-drive-ari-record-2q-2014-financials
Based largely on an increase in demand for its tank cars and hopper cars, American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) on July 30, 2014 reported record earnings and revenues for second-quarter 2014. During the quarter, we received orders for 3,070 railcars, resulting in...