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Public-private venture eyed for Edmonton LRT
Canadian federal officials and the City of Edmonton Thursday announced a public-private partnership effort to expedite Edmonton's light rail transit expansion. The private component of the P3 will be chosen…
CSX’s capex strategy
From intermodal infrastructure to doublestack clearances to new locomotives, CSX continues to invest.
Timken Co. to buy Greenbrier Cos. asset package
The Greenbrier Cos. Thursday said it has reached agreement with The Timken Co. to sell "substantially all the equipment utilized in Greenbrier's reconditioned wheelset roller bearing operations in Elizabethtown, Kentucky."
Record 4Q, full-year earnings for ARI
St. Charles, Mo.-based American Railcar Industries late Wednesday reported record fourth-quarter earnings of $24.4 million, up from $5.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenue for the quarter was…
Rail Group aids Trinity's 4Q, full-year results
Trinity Industries announced Wednesday that Rail Group orders for 5,620 new railcars during the fourth quarter pushed its backlog to 31,990 units valued at $3.7 billion. The Rail Group shipped 4,960 railcars…
FreightCar America logs 4Q loss
FreightCar America, Inc. late Tuesday reported a net loss of $1 million, or 8 cents per diluted share, on revenue of $116.6 million in the fourth quarter, compared with net…
GE sub reaches MOU with Russian railway
GE Transportation, Locorail, and Yakutia Railways in Russia announced Friday a Memorandum of Understanding "to explore the possibility of forming a strategic relationship to modernize diesel electric locomotives."
Colombia eyes major new coal railroad
New Colombia Resources, Inc. announced in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday its plans for a public-private partnership with the Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI) of Colombia to build a $359 million railroad to…
CP terms 4Q earnings “solid”
Canadian Pacific Tuesday morning announced fourth-quarter diluted per share earnings of C$1.28, exclusive of “significant items,” up 15% from C$1.11 diluted per share earnings, also exclusive of such items, in…
NS budgets $2 billion for 2013 capex
Norfolk Southern Monday disclosed its intent to invest $2 billion in 2013 for capital improvements. The largest portion of that amount, $831 million, will be for rail right-of-way upgrades, the company…
CSX 4Q earnings dip; full-year earnings advance
CSX Corp. Tuesday afternoon reported fourth-quarter 2012 net earnings of $443 million, or 43 cents per share, compared with $457 million, or 43 cents per share, in the comparable 2011…
NS 4Q and full-year results slip
Norfolk Southern Corp. Tuesday afternoon reported fourth-quarter 2012 net income of $413 million, or $1.30 per diluted share, compared with $480 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, earned in the fourth quarter of…
CN notches solid 4Q results
Canadian National Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of C$610 million (US$614 million), of C$1.41 per share, up from C$592 million, or C$1.32 a share, in the fourth quarter of 2011. Earnings…
GE Transportation marks good year
GE Transportation's fourth-quarter results included $252 million in earnings, or "segment profits," in the fourth quarter, up 11.5% from $226 million in the comparable 2011 quarter.
Valero sets tank car buy for crude processing
Valero Energy Corp., billed as the world's largest independent refiner, plans to purchase 2,000 tank cars to increase shipment of crude oil to inland U.S. locations.
MBTA anger with Hyundai Rotem heats up
Reports from Boston-area print and television media Friday say Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is running short of patience over continuing delays of bilevel rail passenger equipment deliveries from Hyundai…
Teknoware Oy acquires North American presence
Lathi, Finland-based Teknoware Oy has acquired the assets and the name of Trans-Lite Inc. , a supplier of lighting systems for the rail industry in the U.S.
Greenbrier Cos. pleased with 1Q numbers
The Greenbrier Cos. early Wednesday reported its fiscal first-quarter results for the period ending Nov. 30, 2012, and indicated satisfaction with the outcome.
STB approves GWI, RailAmerica transaction
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has approved Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s application to control RailAmerica, Inc., and the RailAmerica railroads, effective Dec. 28, 2012.
Greenbrier to Icahn: No deal
The Greenbrier Companies has firmly rejected Carl Icahn-led American Railcar Industries’ conditional proposal to acquire Greenbrier for $22 per share. The offer “is unacceptable and not in the best interests…
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