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Freight car market remains healthy: Economic Planning Associates Demand for freight cars remains at a healthy level “in spite of a sluggish economy and extremely soft financial performances by the railroads,” Economic Planning Associates (EPA) said in its most recent quarterly railcar forecast, issued July 31, 2015.

russia’s-rpc-uwc-to-supply-truck-castings-to-wabtec
Wabtec Corp. and RPC-UWC (Russian Research and Production Corporation-United Wagon Company) have signed a 10-year agreement for supply of freight car truck castings to the U.S. The joint venture was announced at the Fifth International Fair of Railway Equipment and...
holland-to-perform-wheel-truing-for-class-i-railroad
Holland LP has been chosen to perform wheel truing services for a Class I railroad at the railroad’s field locations in Texas and New Mexico, the company announced Aug. 31, 2015. Holland will provide remote mobile wheel truing using a state-of-the-art...
west-coast-cbr-shipments-stable-for-now
There is “big potential” to expand crude by rail shipments to West Coast ports and to California, but building the infrastructure “has proven painstakingly slow,” writes RBN Energy LLC analyst Rusty Braziel. “CBR shipments from North Dakota to West Coast destinations...
stb-extends-deadline-on-tongue-river-railroad-draft-eis
The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has issued a notice extending the deadline—for a second time—for filing comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Tongue River Railroad Co.’s (TRRC) planned construction and operation...
chicago-freight-car-leasing-promotes-two
Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co. (CFCL), a premier lessor of railcars to industrial, agricultural, and food product shippers and railroads, has promoted two of its employees, the company announced July 31, 2015. Larry Abraham has been promoted from Senior Portfolio Manager...

miller-ingenuity-duraforce-sign-exclusive-distribution-agreement
Miller Ingenuity has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with DuraForce Company, LLC, to sell the DuraForce™ Fastener Systems, the company announced August 4, 2015. The patented Fastener System is unique because of its self-locking, vibration-proof technology that extends hardware life while...
up-reports-environmental-strategies-goals-in-annual-cdp-disclosure
Affirming its commitment to protecting the environment now and for future generations, Union Pacific (UP) has submitted climate change data to CDP an outlined initiatives and investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the railroad reported on July 31, 2015. For...
freight-car-market-remains-healthy-economic-planning-associates
Demand for freight cars remains at a healthy level “in spite of a sluggish economy and extremely soft financial performances by the railroads,” Economic Planning Associates (EPA) said in its most recent quarterly railcar forecast, issued July 31, 2015. Orders for...
fra-issues-rule-preventing-unattended-trains-carrying-flammables-from-rolling-away
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued on July 30, 2015 a final rule to prevent unattended trains that carry crude oil, ethanol, poisonous by inhalation (PIH), toxic by inhalation (TIH), and other highly flammable contents from rolling away. Railroad employees...
midwest-terminals-opens-car-repair-shop
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,...