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Tank car builders don’t agree on DOT-111 obsolescence timeline
Tank car builder The Greenbrier Companies is urging the White House Office of Management and Budget to disregard advice by the company’s own industry trade group, the Railway Supply Institute-Committee…
AAR, API collaborate on CBR first-responder safety course
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) and American Petroleum Institute (API) have collaborated on a new crude-by-rail (CBR) introductory safety course for first responders. This course is available free of…
Greenbrier Cos. touts fiscal 2Q15 orders
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced Tuesday, March 17, 2015 it has received new orders in its second quarter ended Feb. 28, 2015 for 10,100 railcar units valued at $1.09 billion.
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL to keynote Railway Interchange 2015
Railway Interchange 2015 host organizations announced Thursday, March 12, 2015 that motivational speaker and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill will deliver the keynote address for the conference and exhibition,…
AAR lauds Transport Canada tank car proposal
Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger responded late Wednesday, March 11, 2015, to Transport Canada's proposed TC-117 tank car standard.
Mechanical Rubber Products buys Prestige Rubber
Warwick, N.Y.-based Mechanical Rubber Products Co. announced Monday, March 9, 2015 it has acquired Prestige Rubber Manufacturing Co., based in Fairfield, N.J.
2015 freight car deliveries: 85,000
Based upon a record backlog of nearly 143,000 units, Economic Planning Associates is projecting deliveries of 85,000 freight cars and intermodal platforms in 2015. Close to half—40,000 cars—will be tank…
Tank car builder chooses NYAB DB-60 II with Brake Cylinder Maintaining
New York Air Brake (NYAB) shipped its first DB-60 II air brake control valves equipped with its new Brake Cylinder Maintaining (BCM™) feature on Feb. 23, 2015. The valves will…
ARI 4Q earnings disappoint Street
St. Charles. Mo.-based American Railcar Industries Inc. reported fourth-quarter net income of $22.7 million, or $1.06 per share, late Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, after the closing bell on Wall Street.…
Trinity Industries reports good 4Q, 2014
Trinity Industries, Inc. released its fourth-quarter earnings late Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, which one Wall Street analyst defined as "solid" results.
FreightCar America 4Q, full-year results shine
FreightCar America reported its fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, after the closing bell on Wall Street, highlighted by positive net earnings in 2013 compared with a…
Wabtec touts record results for 2014
Wabtec Corp. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 32015, reported record results for 2014, with expectations of repeating the accomplishment in 2015.
Simmons-Boardman Rail Group awarded Railway Interchange 2015 event guide contract and electronic media partnership
Simmons-Boardman Rail Group, which consists of Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures (RT&S), and International Railway Journal (IRJ), has been awarded the event guide contract and emedia partner for Railway…
RSI-CTC to PHMSA: Stronger tank cars alone won’t do it
The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSI-CTC) on Feb. 6, 2015, released a statement regarding the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) draft rule on tank cars…
Wabtec acquires Railroad Controls L.P.
Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. has acquired Railroad Controls L.P., a provider of railway signal construction services with annual revenue of about $75 million in 2014.
Railway Interchange 2015 registration, hotel reservations now open
Registration and hotel reservations have begun for Railway Interchange 2015, show host organizations announced Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.
What cant can and can't do
Curve design for balance speed conditions is not practical for all operating conditions. How can improved track design help vehicle and track curving performance?
Obituary: "Ned" Snead, GREX founder, 85
Georgetown Rail Equipment Co. (GREX®) Founder and Chairman Emeritus Edwin de Steiguer "Ned" Snead passed away Jan. 22, 2015, in Georgetown, Tex. He was 85.
Freight car backlog grows 75%
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…
Tank car safety, PTC on NTSB’s 2015 Most Wanted List
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,…
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