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Wheel failures: Digging down to the roots
Transportation Technology Center, Inc. joint ventures with Amsted Rail and Texas A&M are exploring the effects of accumulated mileage, high temperatures, and fatigue cracks on vertical split rims.
Factors affecting this year’s “equipment harvest”
Fall is the season of the harvest. This is true for the farmers working their wheat, corn, and soybeans, but also true for many railcar owners. As important as bushel…
CN inaugurates Winnipeg training center
CN on Sept. 9, 2014 officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada on a weekly basis,…
Strato launches revamped website
Strato, Inc. has launched its revamped website, designed for desktop and mobile devices. “The site features a fresh, new look with dynamic content and responsive design—accessible on your PC, laptop,…
Mitsui Rail Capital promotes Penovich, Gerber
Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC (MRC) has promoted Daniel Penovich to President and Chris Gerber to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Both MRC executives have extensive experience with MRC as…
For Miner Enterprises, 120 years
Miner Enterprises, one of the railroad industry’s longest-standing supply companies, in 2014 is celebrating 120 years in business.
Wabtec acquires Brazilian manufacturer
Wabtec Corp. said Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 it has acquired Dia-Frag, a manufacturer of friction products based in Monte Alto, Brazil. Dia-Frag has annual sales of about $40 million. Wabtec did…
NYAB, Bendix establish lab at RIT
New York Air Brake LLC and Knorr-Bremse Group sister company Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, working in conjunction with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), have created the Knorr-Bremse North America…
DOT NPRM helps bump up freight car builder stocks
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on DOT 111 tank cars for crude oil and HHFTs (High-Hazard Flammable Trains), specifically the NPRM’s proposal for phasing out older,…
The changing freight car landscape
A shifting traffic base is generating improved designs, and a building boom not seen in years.
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