Freight Cars

Intermodal shipments sparked U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 15 as freight totaled 540,005 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.8% compared to the prior-year period.
Global mining conglomerate Rio Tinto says AutoHaul®—the US$518 million automation of its Western Australia Pilbara iron ore heavy-haul rail network—is progressing well, with about 20% of all train-miles now operating…
Based on responses to Cowen and Company’s Second Quarter 2017 Rail Equipment Survey, the percentage of shippers who will or may order railcars is flat compared to 1Q2017, “but the…
Vertex Railcar Corp. is now officially certified to manufacture and supply tank cars to the North American market.
At Railway Age’s 2017 Rail Insights conference, attendees were treated to updates on a variety of current industry topics, such as the current status of Amtrak’s replacement of the Acela…
Demand for new freight cars is on the rise, and builders appear to be aggressively using pricing tools to take advantage of the recovery and retain or increase market share,…
Legislation to improve rail safety through amplified use of the free-market forces of competition and innovation has been introduced in the Senate by Surface Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Deb Fischer (R-Neb.).
The International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) said combined road-rail transport in Europe reported growth in 2016-17 for only the second time since the global financial crisis, albeit only…
Railcar builder Greenbrier Cos. reported weaker revenue and earnings in the fiscal third quarter from a year ago amid “challenging” markets that are expected to continue into 2018.
Union Pacific Railroad honored 56 companies as safe chemical shippers with its annual Pinnacle Award.
Vidal Street Industrial Park Inc (VIP) announced the implementation of RailcarRx’s Repair Management System (RailcarRx RMS™), a cloud-based solution to manage their Car Repair Billing process and shop operation.
Trackmobile, the manufacturer of bi-modal railcar movers, announced the expansion of its Herc-U-Lift, Inc. distributor to better serve Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and western Wisconsin.
K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) has accepted the first of 200 railcars built by National Steel Car (NSC) in Hamilton, Ontario, for domestic use. These cars will transport potash from the…
Vertex Railcar Corp. has officially launched its updated website, at www.vertexrail.com.
VTG Rail Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of VTG AG, has acquired the fleet of U.S. railcar leasing company Redwood Rail LLC. The transaction, which adds 1,135 railcars to VTG’s fleet,…
Siemens has acquired MRX Technologies Group, headquartered in Perth, Australia, a provider of condition monitoring for rolling stock and rail Infrastructure, and inspection systems for rail networks.
Rail traffic in the U.S. totaled 543,179 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending June 17, a gain of 5.2% compared with the same week in 2016, according to…
NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. – Among the hundreds of operators that make the “first-and-last mile” business of short line railroading an ongoing success, the North Shore Railroad stands out.
Each year, hundreds of executives, technical experts, engineers and safety officers from across the railway supplier universe engage in an activity that, while largely unheralded, is enormously important to our…
Bucyrus Railcar Repair, LLC (BRR), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathcart Rail Holdings (CRH), has expanded its Bucyrus, Ohio repair facility by acquiring the adjacent facility and assets of the…
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