Freight Cars

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Greenbrier Cos. touts fiscal 2Q15 orders The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced Tuesday, March 17, 2015 it has received new orders in its second quarter ended Feb. 28, 2015 for 10,100 railcar units valued at $1.09 billion.

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Addressing the need for increased national freight research, U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) introduced on June 29, 2015 legislation aimed at improving freight mobility through transportation research and strategic planning. H.R. 2886, or the Future Transportation Research and Innovation for Prosperity...
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Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015. Google will use the FRA’s GIS data that pinpoints nearly every rail crossing in the country (approximately 250,000) so...
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Daniel R. Elliott III was sworn in as the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Chairman on June 26, 2015, pledging to promote transparency and improve and streamline regulation of the nation’s freight railroads. President Barack Obama nominated Elliott to the Board on...
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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has awarded Duos Technologies Inc. (Duostech), a supplier of intelligent analytical security technology, a follow-up research grant to complete the next phase of a railcar undercarriage screening system. “This contract represents the...
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Railway Age was in Chicago June 17-18 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel for its first-annual Rail Insights conference, structured as a series of conversations with industry leaders who, with Railway Age’s experienced team of editors, engaged in an interactive dialogue...

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Jerome Marullo has joined the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Railway Division as Eastern Regional Advertising Sales Manager, with responsibility for Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal. He replaces Mark Connolly, who retired on May 22, 2015 after...
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The first annual Rail Insights conference, which kicks off June 17 at the Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, will feature several prominent people in rail industry leadership positions who, with Railway Age’s experienced team of editors, will engage in an...
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James H. Evans, who served as Union Pacific Chairman of the Board from 1977 to 1985, died Monday, May 11, 2015. He was 94. UP did not report a cause of death. Evans joined UP'S management IN 1969 as President and...
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The freight car fleet has been growing for four years running. It’s also getting younger. The revenue-earning railcar fleet is a subset of the North American railcar fleet that is largely composed of freight cars that can be used in interchange...
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Suppliers are implementing technology advancements that ensure friction management isn’t a drag. Friction management suppliers are focusing their efforts on the continuous evolution of their equipment and services in order to provide railroads with extended equipment service life, increased equipment uptime...