Freight Cars

The new WheelStar-UFPE from GE Measurement & Control is described as “a purpose-built, automated ultrasonic inspection system that allows for comprehensive non-destructive examination of railcar wheels during maintenance without the…
Wabtec Corp. and RPC-UWC (Russian Research and Production Corporation-United Wagon Company) have signed a 10-year agreement for supply of freight car truck castings to the U.S. The joint venture was…
Holland LP has been chosen to perform wheel truing services for a Class I railroad at the railroad’s field locations in Texas and New Mexico, the company announced Aug. 31,…
There is “big potential” to expand crude by rail shipments to West Coast ports and to California, but building the infrastructure “has proven painstakingly slow,” writes RBN Energy LLC analyst…
The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has issued a notice extending the deadline—for a second time—for filing comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for…
Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co. (CFCL), a premier lessor of railcars to industrial, agricultural, and food product shippers and railroads, has promoted two of its employees, the company announced July…
Miller Ingenuity has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with DuraForce Company, LLC, to sell the DuraForce™ Fastener Systems, the company announced August 4, 2015.
Affirming its commitment to protecting the environment now and for future generations, Union Pacific (UP) has submitted climate change data to CDP an outlined initiatives and investments to reduce greenhouse…
Demand for freight cars remains at a healthy level “in spite of a sluggish economy and extremely soft financial performances by the railroads,” Economic Planning Associates (EPA) said in its…
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued on July 30, 2015 a final rule to prevent unattended trains that carry crude oil, ethanol, poisonous by inhalation (PIH), toxic by inhalation (TIH),…
Midwest Terminals, a full-service cargo, bulk, ballast and transloading operator with facilities in Toledo and Cadiz, Ohio, has opened MWT Railcar Repair Shop, a new freight car repair facility. MWT…
Bakken crude oil hauled in unit trains may disappear by 2017, according to an analysis conducted by RBN Energy LLC.
Yangtze Railroad Materials has formed a joint venture with Anyang Railway Equipment LLC, a top Chinese materials manufacturer based in the city of Anyang, in the Henan Province of China,…
Wabtec has confirmed that it plans to acquire Faiveley Transport for a total purchase price of $1.8 billion, including assumed debt, which if approved, will create one of the world's…
Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015.
Miner Enterprises has introduced its newest railcar component, a long travel CCSB (constant-contact side bearing) with a wide range of applications. The bolt-on bearing, designated TCC-45 LTLP-C, features a low…
Miner Enterprises, Inc., an Illinois-based supplier of railcar components, announced that it has earned a Premier Supplier Award from railcar manufacturer Trinity Rail, the company announced June 16, 2015. Miner…
Miner Enterprises has promoted 24-year Engineering Department employee Andrew Kries to Director of Engineering. He replaces Bob Pokorski, who is taking on a new position at Trinity Rail.
How TTCI is investigating the effects of heavy train loads on joint bar performance.
RR Mergers & Acquisitions, a specialist in the sale of rail service and supplier companies, has announced the sale of the Shoshoni, Wyo.-based Dimec Railcar Repair Operations to Cheyenne, Wyo.-based…
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