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Don’t let your joint bars get out of joint How TTCI is investigating the effects of heavy train loads on joint bar performance.

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Midwest Terminals, a full-service cargo, bulk, ballast and transloading operator with facilities in Toledo and Cadiz, Ohio, has opened MWT Railcar Repair Shop, a new freight car repair facility. MWT Railcar Repair Shop is located on 175 acres in Ironville, Ohio,...
is-bakken-cbr-fading-away?
Bakken crude oil hauled in unit trains may disappear by 2017, according to an analysis conducted by RBN Energy LLC. “Bakken crude-by-rail (CBR) volumes are down this year and pipeline shipments are increasing as production levels off in the wake of...
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Yangtze Railroad Materials has formed a joint venture with Anyang Railway Equipment LLC, a top Chinese materials manufacturer based in the city of Anyang, in the Henan Province of China, the company announced on July 28, 2015. Yangtze, an AAR/M-1003- and...
wabtec-to-acquire-faiveley-transport-for--billion
Wabtec has confirmed that it plans to acquire Faiveley Transport for a total purchase price of $1.8 billion, including assumed debt, which if approved, will create one of the world's largest rail equipment supply companies. Faiveley Transport, which employs 5700 people...
wabtec-posts-record-second-quarter
Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015. Second-quarter sales were a record $847 million, 16% higher than the year-ago quarter, due to strong growth in the company’s Freight Group. Operating income was a record $156 million,...

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Miner Enterprises has introduced its newest railcar component, a long travel CCSB (constant-contact side bearing) with a wide range of applications. The bolt-on bearing, designated TCC-45 LTLP-C, features a low profile and simple design, allowing for easy installation and maintenance,...
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Miner Enterprises, Inc., an Illinois-based supplier of railcar components, announced that it has earned a Premier Supplier Award from railcar manufacturer Trinity Rail, the company announced June 16, 2015. Miner received the award based on its track record of providing...
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Miner Enterprises has promoted 24-year Engineering Department employee Andrew Kries to Director of Engineering. He replaces Bob Pokorski, who is taking on a new position at Trinity Rail. Described by Miner as one of the company’s key business leaders, Kries moves...
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How TTCI is investigating the effects of heavy train loads on joint bar performance. The effects of various track parameters and track maintenance on joint bar forces and strains were evaluated at TTCI in a series of inspections and tests sponsored...
wasatch-railroad-contractors-acquires-dimec-rail-services
RR Mergers & Acquisitions, a specialist in the sale of rail service and supplier companies, has announced the sale of the Shoshoni, Wyo.-based Dimec Railcar Repair Operations to Cheyenne, Wyo.-based Wasatch Railroad Contractors. Dimec Rail Services, a division of A. Stucki...