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Fitch cites railroad challenges—and strengths
Fitch Ratings says it views "weak year-to-date rail volume trends as a reflection of fundamental shifts in demand patterns for key industrial commodities as domestic production of unconventional oil and gas resources continues…
BNSF 1Q earnings rise despite “traumatized” coal markets
Berkshire Hathaway reported at its annual meeting that first-quarter earnings included $701 million from BNSF Railway compared with $607 million in the year-earlier quarter, as rising shipments of manufactured foods made…
Austin MetroRail: The Little Train That Can, and Does
It's been a hard climb, but Austin's relatively small MetroRail transit service—built and operated since March 2010 by Capital Metro—is finally starting to prove its worth.
Whitmore acquires QHi Rail Ltd.
Rockwall, Tex.-based Whitmore Manufacturing Co., a producer of component protection technology, announced Monday it has acquired QHi Rail Ltd., a British-based manufacturer of gauge face and Top of the Rail…
Wabtec wins Australia locomotive order
Wabtec Corp's MotivePower subsidiary will build 10 locomotives for CFCLA Rail JV Pty Ltd., a joint venture of CFCL Australia Pty. Ltd. and Marubeni Corp. of Tokyo, the company announced Tuesday.
L.B. Foster sales and backlog grow
L.B. Foster Co., which supplies and distributes products and services for rail, construction, energy, and utility markets, has reported net income of $3.4 million or 33 cents per diluted share,…
GWI 1Q net income rises modestly
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. early Tuesday reported net income in the first quarter of 2012 of $22.2 million, up from $22.1 million in the first quarter of 2011. GWI's diluted…
Amtrak updates fleet strategy plan
Amtrak on Monday publicly unveiled its Amtrak Fleet Strategy Plan Version 3.1, an 82-page document designed to explain Amtrak's desire to implement a systematic approach to replacing the carrier's aged…
Rail Group aids Trinity Industries 1Q profit
Dallas-based Trinity Industries Inc., aided by its Rail Group, late Wednesday reported a first-quarter net profit of $52.9 million or 66 cents per share, compared with $24.2 million, or 30…
GATX Rail: Car utilization and earnings high
GATX Corp. reported Thursday that its Rail segment earned a profit of $58.6 million in the first quarter of 2012 vs. $51.6 million in the year-ago quarter. GATX said the improvement was…
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