Freight Cars

The backlog of freight cars grew by about 75% in 2014, according to fourth-quarter reporting statistics compiled by the Railway Supply Institute American Railway Car Institute (ARCI) Committee. As of…
The National Transportation Safety Board has released it 2015 list of ten “Most Wanted” areas that require safety improvements. Six of the ten are either rail specific or multi-modal; four,…
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced its support for the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, for NTSB's placing tank car safety on its "Most Wanted List of…
BNSF Railway is taking a second look at an earlier plan to purchase up to 5,000 tank cars for hauling oil products, following feedback from some of its customers, according…
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., got off to a strong start in the first quarter of its fiscal year, Sept. 1-Nov. 30, 2014.
Another year of record capital investment will be needed to build more capacity to keep up with growing demand.
As the industry waits for the DOT and PHMSA to determine the future of the tank railcar that will carry crude oil and other flammable commodities by rail, industry insiders…
The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. recently received orders for another 2,700 freight cars, bringing the total number of cars ordered in the company’s first fiscal quarter (September-November 2014) to 14,100 units…
KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. issued best- and worst-case scenarios for the freight railcar production market Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, "[g]iven the dramatic share price volatility in the railcar space following…
In a Dec. 3, 2014 railcar analysis report, UBS analyst Eric Crawford says that anticipated 2015 crude oil E&P (exploration and production) capital expenditure reductions may adversely impact railcar pricing.
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