Freight Cars

European antitrust regulators have approved a merger creating an all-in-one freight car business between The Greenbrier Companies and Germany’s Astra Rail Management GmbH.
Weekly rail traffic on U.S. railroads continued to strengthen, to 526,970 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending May 13, a gain of 5.7% from the same week in…
Central Washington state’s Port of Quincy is again promoting itself as a less-congested inland alternative to coastal intermodal centers.
I came to “The Great Railroad War: United States Railway Operations During World War I”, Prof. Rudolph L. Daniels’ book on the history of American railroads during World War I…
A new inland rail-served port is coming to the U.S.-Canada border.
Grain and coal posted impressive gains as U.S. rail freight traffic continued its upward trend in 2017.
Amsted Rail’s IONX LLC subsidiary is providing its digital asset monitoring solutions to European railcar lessor Ermewa Group.
The largest container vessel to call Canada arrived on May 5 at Global Container Terminals (GCT) Deltaport, located in the Port of Vancouver. The port was able to attract the…
Coal shipments and revenue helped lead BNSF earnings higher in the first quarter from a year ago.
The deadline for applying for the 2017/2018 school year RSI Undergraduate Scholarship is June 7.
Indications are that the lean market for new railcars reached bottom in the first quarter and that orders should start to cycle ahead in the current quarter, according to a…
RailcarRx announced that its Repair Shop Management System now supports the TTX SEI billing format, to assist repair shops in performing billing on TTX pooled equipment.
Freight car deliveries will remain relatively flat over the next two years at 42,500 units annually but will enter an up-cycle, according to the most recent quarterly report issued by…
The Louisville & Indiana Railroad was named one of four winners of the Timmons Award for an outstanding effort hiring and retaining military veterans.
Canadian Pacific announced the deployment of what it said is the first 60-foot intermodal container.
The Greenbrier Companies announced it completed its investment in Brazil-based Amsted-Maxion Equipamentos E Serviços Ferroviários S.A.
IONX LLC, a unit of Amsted Rail, and Germany-based rail freight operator Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE) have initiated field testing of its standards-based wireless intra-train communication system in freight rail revenue…
The Greenbrier Companies on April 28 announced the opening of GBSummit, an 80,000-square foot railcar axle machining facility in San Bernardino, Calif.
Total U.S. weekly rail traffic grew to 515,131 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.7%, for the week ending April 22 compared with the same week a year ago, according to…
The Railway Supply Institute American Railway Car Institute Committee published its railcar industry order, delivery and backlog statistics for 1Q17 on April 25. Orders in the quarter declined sequentially to…
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