Freight Cars

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Greenbrier touts healthy, diverse orders The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 it has received new orders amounting to 10,300 railcar units during its fiscal fourth quarter, which ended Aug. 31, 2014.

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For freight car truck components, total cost of ownership is far more important than initial cost. Seventy-one and one-half tons (143,000 pounds) is the average static load that a freight car truck experiences in typical North American heavy-haul operation. When traveling...
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Transportation Technology Center, Inc. joint ventures with Amsted Rail and Texas A&M are exploring the effects of accumulated mileage, high temperatures, and fatigue cracks on vertical split rims. Vertical split rims (VSRs) can cause high impact wheels or partial or catastrophic...
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CN on Sept. 9, 2014 officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada on a weekly basis, with hands-on training for all key railway jobs. The new center...
strato-launches-revamped-website
Strato, Inc. has launched its revamped website, designed for desktop and mobile devices. “The site features a fresh, new look with dynamic content and responsive design—accessible on your PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone,” according to CRM Coordinator and Market...
mitsui-rail-capital-promotes-penovich-gerber
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...

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Fall is the season of the harvest. This is true for the farmers working their wheat, corn, and soybeans, but also true for many railcar owners. As important as bushel prices are to the farmer, determining what will be shipped...
cn-inaugurates-winnipeg-training-center
CN on Sept. 9, 2014 officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada on a weekly basis, with hands-on training for all key railway jobs. The new center...
strato-launches-revamped-website
Strato, Inc. has launched its revamped website, designed for desktop and mobile devices. “The site features a fresh, new look with dynamic content and responsive design—accessible on your PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone,” according to CRM Coordinator and Market...
mitsui-rail-capital-promotes-penovich-gerber
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...
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Miner Enterprises, one of the railroad industry’s longest-standing supply companies, in 2014 is celebrating 120 years in business. Miner Enterprises received its first customer order on June 7, 1894, “to supply the rapidly growing railroad industry with high quality engineered railcar...