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For carbuilders, a sliver of hope amid continued weakness
The percentage of shippers planning to order railcars ticked down for the second consecutive quarter, but on a same-shipper basis, the percentage increased modestly, and the conviction level about ordering…
Greenbrier-Astra Rail formed in Europe
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. and Astra Rail Management GmbH on Oct. 13 announced formation of Greenbrier-Astra Rail, a new company “that will create an end-to-end, Europe-based freight railcar manufacturing, engineering…
FRA directive on 111 tank cars
On Sept. 30, 2016, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Railworthiness Directive (Directive or RWD) to all owners of Department of Transportation (DOT) specification 111 general purpose tank cars.
Signs of renewed life in the freight car market
Obtaining an accurate read on the current freight car market is like trying to fine-tune a multiple-carburetor setup on a classic performance car. Adjust one setting, and another setting may…
Suppliers to Congress: STB shooting first, asking questions later
The industry groundswell attacking the Surface Transportation Board’s pending actions on forced access and commodity reregulation has grown to include the railway supply community, including the three principal trade associations…
The rail economy needs you!
A leasing company peer was lamenting the state of the railcar marketplace, the downward and steady pressure on railcar lease rates and the dim prospects for a 2017 rebound. The…
Cowan appointed President, Greenbrier International
The Greenbrier Companies Inc. has appointed Jim Cowan President of Greenbrier International, reporting to Greenbrier Chairman and CEO William A. Furman.
Amsted Rail, GE form strategic partnership
Amsted Rail and GE Transportation have formed a joint venture “to combine GE’s experience in train management and locomotive monitoring with Amsted Rail’s expertise in onboard monitoring of railcar component…
Swezey named Powerbrace President
Powerbrace Corp., a subsidiary of Miner Enterprises, has promoted General Manager John Swezey to President, effective immediately.
For Miner, twice is nice from TrinityRail
For the second consecutive year, TrinityRail has awarded Miner Enterprises, Inc. a Premier Supplier Award. Trinity selected Miner as one of 13 standard component suppliers deserving special recognition based on…
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