Finance/Leasing

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…
A string of still-shiny, graffiti-free tank cars rests incongruously amid white apple blossoms with Oregon’s glaciered volcano shimmering in the distance.
William Glenn, a 14-year rail industry veteran, has joined railcar and locomotive leasing company Wells Fargo Rail as Chief Commercial Officer. Glenn will be responsible for leading sales, structured sales,…
Half the rail shippers queried in Cowen and Company’s 1Q16 Rail Shipper Survey say they will or may place orders for freight cars in the next twelve months, according to…
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on April 5, 2016 reported financial results for its second fiscal quarter, which ended Feb. 29, 2016.
Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on March 30, 2016 announced the closing of a $255 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Chicago Transit Authority…
Oklahoma City on March 22, 2016 finalized a $24.9 million contract with Brookville Equipment Corp. for the supply of five Liberty Streetcars to support the city’s MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar…
KeyBanc Capital Markets attended the 2016 Rail Equipment Finance Conference, and after numerous presentations from railcar OEMs, lessors, shippers and finance companies, believes that the industry is transitioning to a…
Railway Age at REF 2016: The freight car finance and leasing market is challenging, given current economic conditions, but is relatively robust, based on information shared at the 30th annual…
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