Freight Cars

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Greenbrier first fiscal quarter orders top 14,000 cars The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. recently received orders for another 2,700 freight cars, bringing the total number of cars ordered in the company’s first fiscal quarter (September-November 2014) to 14,100 units valued at $1.24 billion. Orders for the quarter include small-cube covered hopper cars for sand and cement transportation, boxcars, doublestack intermodal, units, automobile carrying cars, gondolas, and tank cars, both for crude oil and other commodity types.

2015-outlook-can-we-handle-it?
Another year of record capital investment will be needed to build more capacity to keep up with growing demand. The biggest challenge the railroads will face in 2015 isn’t the possibility of some form of reregulation. It isn’t captive shippers demanding...
analysis-opec-move-tugs-at-railcar-expectations
KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. issued best- and worst-case scenarios for the freight railcar production market Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, "[g]iven the dramatic share price volatility in the railcar space following OPEC's decision last week." KeyBanc analyst Steven Barger, in a note...
analyst-crude-oil-ep-capex-may-affect-railcar-pricing
In a Dec. 3, 2014 railcar analysis report, UBS analyst Eric Crawford says that anticipated 2015 crude oil E&P (exploration and production) capital expenditure reductions may adversely impact railcar pricing. “We have lowered our second-half 2016 and later revenue estimates for...
ari-honored-by-missouri-chamber-of-commerce-and-industry
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented freight car manufacturer American Railcar 
Industries, Inc. (ARI) with a 2014 Missouri Fast Track Award during its annual meeting on Nov. 20, 2014. The Missouri Fast Track award
 honors Missouri companies that have...
greenbrier-promotes-isselmann-to-svp-external-affairs-programs
The Greenbrier Companies has promoted Vice President, External Affairs & Communications Jack Isselmann to Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Programs. Isselmann joined Greenbrier in 2012 as Director of Corporate Relations and Communications. Since then he has taken on increased responsibility...

ari-honored-by-missouri-chamber-of-commerce-and-industry
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented freight car manufacturer American Railcar 
Industries, Inc. (ARI) with a 2014 Missouri Fast Track Award during its annual meeting on Nov. 20, 2014. The Missouri Fast Track award
 honors Missouri companies that have...
report-proposed-tank-car-proposed-rule-is-costly
A report prepared by The Brattle Group on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, states that a new proposed rule on railroad tank cars could cost the U.S. economy as much as $60 billion. The report was submitted by the Railway Supply Institute...
greenbrier-promotes-isselmann-to-svp-external-affairs-programs
The Greenbrier Companies has promoted Vice President, External Affairs & Communications Jack Isselmann to Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Programs. Isselmann joined Greenbrier in 2012 as Director of Corporate Relations and Communications. Since then he has taken on increased responsibility...
vertex-rail-readies-for-north-carolina-start-up
Vertex Rail Technologies LLC, a manufacturer of railroad tank cars, announced on Nov. 13, 2014 that it is opening a new plant in Wilmington, N.C., at a site that until 2011 was home to a Terex Cranes production facility. Vertex plans...
is-coal-on-a-comeback?
With utility losses stabilizing and global demand still strong, carloads are edging upward. It seems like yesterday that railroads were crying the blues over sharp losses in one of their chief business sectors, coal. U.S. Class I railroads originated a record 7.71...