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BNSF plans $3.4B in 2017 capital spending
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its 2017 capital expenditure plan will be approximately $3.4 billion.
OPW marks 125 in 2017
OPW, a Dover company and a global supplier of fluid-handling equipment, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2017. OPW was founded as the Ohio Pattern Works & Foundry Co. in Cincinnati,…
Cowen shipper survey: "Price increase expectations off the bottom"
Rail shippers “are more confident in the economy, and the new Trump Administration is providing a degree of both hopeful optimism and uncertainty,” according to Cowen and Company’s 4Q16 Rail…
Alstom wins Ferromex contract in Mexico
Alstom has been awarded a contract by Ferromex to provide maintenance for 219 freight locomotives for a five year period.
Salco ramps up Engineering and Technical Consulting Services
Four experienced professionals have joined the Engineering and Technical Consulting Services Group of Salco Products, Inc., which designs and manufactures plastic and metal products used in tank cars, hopper cars…
Greenbrier off to "strong start"
The Greenbrier Companies Inc. on Jan. 6 reported financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended Nov. 30, 2016. The company said it is off to a strong start, with…
LRIW nature tour networking event at the NRC Conference
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announce a networking event and nature tour during the 2017 NRC Conference.
2017 Freight Rail Outlook
If 2016’s wild, throw-predictions-out-the-window runaway freight train of a Presidential election taught us anything, it’s that nothing is ever a given. As the old saw goes, never assume, because it…
Mechanical focus: couplers
Couplers need to be the strongest link in a train, capable of withstanding extreme forces of buff (compression) and draft (compression). Since the semi-automatic “Janney” knuckle coupler was patented in…
Wabtec acquires Workhorse Rail
Wabtec Corporation announced Dec. 20 that it has acquired Workhorse Rail LLC, a supplier of engineered freight car components, mainly for the aftermarket.
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