Finance/Leasing

RailAmerica, Inc. reported late Wednesday that first-quarter revenue increased 15% to $143.4 million from $124.9 million in the first quarter last year. 2011. Freight revenue increased 10% to $107.8 million with average revenue…
The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a $551 million Request for Proposals (RFP) for 130 new “standardized” bilevel passenger railcars for use on Amtrak’s intercity routes in California, Illinois,…
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation Friday reported a "segment profit" of $232 million in the first quarter of 2012, up 48% from the same quarter a year ago. Revenue of $1.3…
Canadian Pacific Railway early Friday announced stellar first-quarter net income of C$142 million, up C$108 million, or 318%, from the first quarter of 2011. Diluted earnings per share did nearly…
Union Pacific Thursday reported its first-quarter profit was $863 million, or $1.79 per share, in the first quarter of 2012, up dramatically from $639 million, or $1.29 per share, in…
Leading off Class I first-quarter 2012 earnings reports, CSX Corp. late Tuesday cited first-quarter net income of $449 million, or 43 cents per share. That handily beat Wall Street's consensus…
Seattle-based Talgo, Inc. is considering legal action against the state of Wisconsin following the latter's long-expected cancelation of a $166 million maintenance contract.
With the addition of the United States and Hungary, InnoTrans 2012 will have a record 32 countries mounting combined national and regional displays of their transport technology at the ninth…
Saskatchewan's provincial government Monday announced C$700,000 in grants distributed among 11 short line railroads through its Shortline Railway Sustainability Program.
In his proxy fight for control of Canadian Pacific, Pershing Square Capital Management hedge fund chief Bill Ackerman contends that the railroad's management has failed to seize opportunities to improve its performance.
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. said Friday its March 2012 traffic volume fell 13.6% compared with the same month a year ago. As well, GWI's first-quarter traffic volume declined,…
Wabtec Corporation said April 12 that it expects first-quarter 2012 earnings per diluted share to be about $1.20, and has increased its 2012 full-year EPS guidance to about $4.80, based…
Jacksonville, Fla.-based RailAmerica, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 20% interest in the Wellsboro & Corning Railroad and Industrial Waste Group from Myles Group for approximately…
The Greenbrier Cos. Monday reported net earnings of $17.7 million, or 57 cents per diluted share, in its fiscal second quarter ending Feb. 29, 2012, compared with a net loss…
In a sign of growing financial strength, Kansas City Southern's board of directors has decided to initiate a quarterly cash dividend for holders of its common stock.
Electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains manufactured by China's CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. went into operation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 20. An inaugural ceremony was held on that…
Standard & Poor's on Tuesday upgraded Kansas City Southern's credit rating to B+ with a positive outlook, one level below an investment grade rating, which would further cut borrowing costs. The upgrade…
Ontario's provincial government intends to end fiscal support of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, which oversees the Ontario Northland Railroad, which receives C$103 million a year in provincial fiscal support.
FreightCar America, Inc. on Monday said it has named three individuals to manage its newly restructured commercial organization "to more directly present the full range of FreightCar America and FreightCar…
They've done it! On Feb. 17th, Cincinnati finally broke ground on its streetcar project.
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