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Funds flow to KC anti-streetcar forces
A political action committee opposed to continued streetcar development in Kansas City, Mo., SmartKC, has received $20,000 from Missourians for Responsible Government to continue their fight.
2014 Railway Age Guide to Equipment Leasing
The leasing marketplace is volatile, aggressive, and hungry.
UBS: “No collapse in tank cars imminent”
“Tank car concerns are creating quite a stir,” says Eric Crawford of UBS Investment Research, commenting on the tank car market.
Greenbrier, Watco set railcar repair joint venture
The Greenbrier Cos., Inc. and Watco Companies, LLC announced early Wednesday, June 4, 2014, a new company that will create a North American network of railcar repair shops.
Newest GWI short line debuts
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.'s newest rail subsidiary, Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Inc. (RCP&E), began operations Sunday, June 1, 2014, as Canadian Pacific completed the sale of the line,…
OmniTRAX acquires Sand Springs Railway Co.
OmniTRAX announced Wednesday, May 28, 2014 that it is acquiring Sand Springs Railway Co., a 32-mile short line linking the railroad's namesake Oklahoma city with Tulsa, Okla.
Edmonton LRT project gets more federal funding
Edmonton's proposed Valley Line Stage 1 Light Rail Transit expansion project has been assured of C$150 million (US$138 million) by Edmonton's Parlimentary representative Rona Ambrose.
Greenbrier, Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance join forces
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has entered into an alliance with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (MUL) through its subsidiary Greenbrier Leasing Company (GLC). MUL plans to acquire a portfolio of…
TransCanada looks to rail as pipeline alternative
TransCanada Corp., whose Keystone XL pipeline project has been stalled by politically related delays, is in discussions with customers about shipping Canadian crude to the U.S. by rail as an…
Greenbrier: 7,000 railcars, $700 million
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. received new orders in April and May for 7,000 railcar units valued at more than $700 million.
Short line gets new name, new owner
Hermon, Maine-based Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway has a new identity – Central Maine and Quebec Railway – following its purchase by Railroad Acquisisition Holdings LLC, an arm of New…
Met Council touts Green Line economic impact
St. Paul, Minn.'s yet-to-open Green Line (Central Corridor LRT project) is being credited with "at least $2.5 billion worth of new construction and redevelopment projects" by the Metropolitan Council, overseeing public…
Atlanta, MARTA to jointly operate streetcar
Choosing an option preferred by some other U.S. cities redeploying streetcars within their borders, Atlanta on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 said it would share direct operational responsibility of its new…
Class action suit targets KCS
Kansas City Southern appears to have become the target of shareholder class action, including from a law firm claiming the Class I railroad "and certain of its executive officers made…
CSX CFO: Growth modest in 2014, robust in 2015
Despite the difficult winter conditions of the first quarter, CSX is positioned to capitalize on underlying economic strength and market opportunities in the balance of 2014 to grow earnings, Fredrik…
NS CEO Moorman: Outlook good for 2014
Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman, addressing the company's annual meeting in Williamsburg, Va., gave company shareholders numerous reasons for continued optimism following a year that contained what NS hails as…
FCA cites winter weather for 1Q woes
"Harsh winter weather" made the going tough for FreightCar America, Inc. during the first quarter, resulting in depressed earnings and revenue, FCA CEO Joe McNeely said during a teleconference Monday, May…
GWI cites weather impact on 1Q earnings
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. on Thursday, May 1, 2014, cited "severe winter weather" as a primary factor disrupting its first-quarter earnings and revenue.
Freight car forecast: 62,300 units in 2014
Economic Planning Associates has made a modest upward revision to its freight car deliveries estimate for 2014, to 62,300 units. This number, EPA said, “is based on first-quarter 2014’s strength…
ARI profitable 1Q fails to beat Street
American Railcar Industries, Inc. reported a first-quarter profit of $20.8 million, or 97 cents per share, late Wednesday, April 30, 2014, after the closing bell on Wall Street. compared with…
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