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CF Rail Services launches new website
Rosemont, Ill.-based CF Rail Services, has announced the launch of its updated website, which it says incorporates all of the company’s locations and branded shops under one web address.
Progress Rail to close Ontario plant
Progress Rail has announced it is closing its London, Ontario, locomotive operation, where 450 workers have been locked out since New Year’s Day.
Freight car market continues upward climb
Freight car builders and component suppliers have good reason to look at 2012 and beyond with renewed optimism and real confidence. That’s because, according to the most recent figures released…
4Q freight car orders soar 51.4%, RSI says
Railroad freight car orders increased 51.4% in the fourth quarter to 16,434, compared with 10,853 car orders for the same quarter last year, according to the Railway Supply Institute. Orders…
GATX posts strong railcar results
GATX Corp. Thursday reported higher railcar lease prices and continued high utilization as it released results for fourth-quarter 2011 and the full calendar year.
TTCI R&D: How healthy are your castings?
In-service failures of large freight car castings have resulted in a comprehensive review of the specifications governing their manufacture, inspection, and repair.
CF Rail Services adds facility
CF Rail Services, said Thursday that as of the New Year, it has assumed the operations of the railcar repair facility located at 205 Douglas Street in Longview, Wash.
Keeping things running smoothly
Railroads have long acknowledged the benefits offered by rail lubrication. But companies in the friction modifier market are continuing to make advances to help their railroad customers.
What gives with these full order books?
A good friend of mine who practices transportation finance in London, Jacqui Nelson, recently asked me about the condition of the U.S. economy. She reported that the “City” of London…
Stronger wheel steels
High performance wheels can offer improved safety and an extended life cycle. Wheelset removals are the largest freight car maintenance expense item in North America, accounting for half of all car…
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