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Irving Oil sets tank car conversion plan
Saint John, New Brunswick-based Irving Oil Ltd. announced plans Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, to voluntarily convert its older DOT-111 tank cars used in crude-by-rail (CBR) business—which has soared in recent…
New tank car builder coming on line
West Brookfield, Mass.-based freight car lessor Boxcar Services LLC has merged with Vertex Rail Technologies LLC to form Vertex Rail Manufacturing. Beginning in second-quarter 2014, Vertex Rail will manufacture tank…
Wabtec to acquire Fandstan Electric
In a cash deal worth approximately $215 million, Wabtec Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire London, England-based Fandstan Electric Group Ltd.
AAR welcomes new members
Two regional railroads and eight railway suppliers have joined the Association of American Railroads as Full Members and Associate Members, respectively.
Greenbrier to offer new-gen tank cars, retrofits
The Greenbrier Companies announced on Feb. 5, 2014 that it will design a new-generation tank car for rail transport of hazardous freight, including flammable crude oil and ethanol, “that can…
Freight car market will see moderate expansion: EPA
Based on a “broadening demand for rolling stock, beginning-of-the-year backlogs, and continued growth in customer markets,” Economic Planning Associates, in its quarterly freight car review released Jan. 31, 2014, predicts…
CIT Group acquires Nacco SAS
CIT Group said early Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 it has acquired Paris-based Nacco SAS, "one of the largest independent full service railcar lessors in Europe."
NYAB aids food pantry renovation
The Watertown Urban Mission Food Pantry in upstate New York will undergo a $250,000 renovation this year, thanks to a charity established by the parent company of New York Air…
Trinity Industries closes railcar sale
Dallas-based Trinity Industries, Inc. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 said it had closed the sale of the second tranche of leased railcars to Element Financial Corp., under the newly formed…
Railcar 4Q production, backlog stay strong
Fourth-quarter railcar orders, deliveries, and backlogs showed robust activity, according to the Railway Supply Institute's American Railway Car Institute Committee (ARCI) data released Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Tank cars, in…
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