Freight Cars

Freight car building is in the tank—literally.
Based on research that I have recently concluded, the “best of times” are clearly being had by anyone in our industry who has anything to do with the movement of…
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) will be co-hosting the USA Pavilion at the Business on Rails trade show, Nov. 5-7, 2013, in São Paulo,…
Wabtec Corp. has named Albert J. Neupaver Chairman and CEO, and Raymond T. Betler President and Chief Operating Officer. Their appointments were effective May 14.
Hands-on safety training was a key feature at Union Pacific’s recent ethanol rail safety conference. Approximately 90 participants representing more than 15 ethanol shippers traveled from a 500-mile radius to…
Remember the Chevrolet Vega and its Pontiac equivalent, the Astre? These cars were shipped long-distance in a rather unusual manner.
FreightCar America, Inc. Wednesday reported a net loss of $2.6 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013, on revenue of $87.6 million. That compared…
GATX Corp. on Wednesday announced a new classroom railcar will be put into service along with its TankTrainer, a tank car developed to provide hands-on training in maintenance and operation.
Trinity Industries, Inc., in announcing earnings results for the
 first quarter ended March 31, 2013, noted that the company’s Rail Group received orders for 14,505 new railcars during the first…
In its current quarterly freight car building forecast, Economic Planning Associates, Inc., says that, except for the booming tank car market, 2013, “in spite of continued [high capital] investments by…
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