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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 (expansion). 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.
SMBC Rail Services buys American Railcar Leasing
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) announced Dec. 19 that its railcar operating lessor and fleet management business, SMBC Rail Services LLC (SMBC Rail), has signed an agreement to purchase American…
Road & Rail Services wins TDSI Terminal Excellence Award
Road & Rail Services, Inc. was recently awarded the Terminal Excellence Award for the month of September 2016 by CSX’s subsidiary, TDSI.
Matt Elkott: Inquiry uptick in an otherwise sluggish market
Cowen and Company recently hosted a roundtable conference call with four rail equipment experts. “An uptick in freight car inquiries has occurred for one builder but has not yet translated…
Railcars for all your energy needs
At the Railway Age “Energy by Rail” (EBR) conference, attendees were given a “What’s next?” point of view on the future of the transportation of coal, crude, LNG and other…
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