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Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
Railcar buyers are frequently of habit. It stands to reason. The costs of operating a railcar for moving a commodity are generally transportation, rent or debt expense (unless the asset…
Mark J. Rittenbaum, Executive Vice President, Commercial & Leasing at The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. is transitioning to President of Greenbrier Leasing Corp. (GLC), in anticipation of James T. Sharp’s retirement…
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. and Astra Rail Management GmbH on Oct. 13 announced formation of Greenbrier-Astra Rail, a new company “that will create an end-to-end, Europe-based freight railcar manufacturing, engineering…
Obtaining an accurate read on the current freight car market is like trying to fine-tune a multiple-carburetor setup on a classic performance car. Adjust one setting, and another setting may…
A leasing company peer was lamenting the state of the railcar marketplace, the downward and steady pressure on railcar lease rates and the dim prospects for a 2017 rebound. The…
At Cowen and Company’s Eighth Annual Global Transportation Conference, analyst Matt Elkott hosted a railcar outlook and overview discussion panel featuring Railroad Financial Corp. President and Railway Age Financial Editor…
The Greenbrier Companies announced Sept. 8, 2016 that its subsidiary, Greenbrier Management Services LLC (GMS) has expanded its railcar asset management business with the launch of a new Regulatory Services…
The economy remains “tepid” and surface transportation companies “remain focused on controlling costs, limiting capex and searching hard for growth opportunities,” according to Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway…
Financial Edge, Railway Age, August 2016: Ah those midsummer doldrums. Hopefully, loyal readers are able to take a needed respite and page through your favorite magazine by a pool or…
The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) has named veteran railcar design and regulatory compliance and safety professional John Byrne as Vice Chairman. Byrne succeeds William Finn, who…
At the recent Railway Age “Rail Insights 2016” conference, I moderated a panel on the lease market for railcars. My panel participants were Robert Hart from Fifth Third Bank and…
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Purple Line Transit Partners, have signed the final financial documents for a $5.6 billion PPP contract to design, build, finance,…
In the current down market, a “strong case” can be made for consolidation in the freight car building sector, according to Cowen and Company analyst Matt Elkott.
From Chicago, and Railway Age's Rail Insights Conference and Expo today, June 7:
AllTranstek LLC has expanded it fleet management services to include a fourth team, and has promoted several key managers.
Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl attended the National Association of Rail Shippers (NARS) 2016 Annual Meeting, and offers the following report:
From the May 2106 issue of Railway Age: “It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine,” Eeyore once said. However, in the rail economy, it’s the end of first-quarter 2016,…
“All four publicly traded railcar builders reported top-to-bottom first quarter misses, with our Outperform-rated Trinity (TRN) and Greenbrier (GBX) enjoying positive post-earnings stock reactions, while not-rated American Railcar Industries (ARII)…
First-quarter 2016 freight car reporting statistics from the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) American Railway Car Institute (ARCI) Committee show that car orders are down, and the backlog (cars ordered but…
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