Freight Cars

Both the rail industry and U.S. Government are seeking to reduce the volume and severity of leaks from railcars. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) began tracking non-accident releases (NARs)…
Financial Edge, Railway Age, August 2016: Ah those midsummer doldrums. Hopefully, loyal readers are able to take a needed respite and page through your favorite magazine by a pool or…
Starting September 1, train traffic on the Louisville and Indiana Railroad (LIRC) between Louisville, Ky., and Seymour, Ind. will begin moving at increased capacity, faster and more often.
InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees.
Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced on July 26 Protective Direction 38, which accelerates the phasing out of DOT-111 tank cars for crude oil service to November 1, 2016.
Wabtec Corp. on July 25, 2016 reported second-quarter results affected by lower freight sector-related revenues.
The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) has named veteran railcar design and regulatory compliance and safety professional John Byrne as Vice Chairman. Byrne succeeds William Finn, who…
Ithaca, N.Y.-based Smith Marketing Services has been awarded a contract for leading the branding effort for Railway Interchange 2017, to be held in Indianapolis Sept. 17-20, 2017.
The Railway Supply Institute American Railway Car Institute’s (ARCI) second-quarter 2016 freight car order, delivery and backlog statistics are “somewhat better than expected,” according to KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Steve…
A terminal serving the crude oil industry is offering help for drought-stricken California.
Can exports revive North America’s crude-by-rail and coal?
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2016 that indicate continued strong performance, despite a railcar market that has softened in recent…
At the recent Railway Age “Rail Insights 2016” conference, I moderated a panel on the lease market for railcars. My panel participants were Robert Hart from Fifth Third Bank and…
Railcar demand “has weakened significantly in this year’s opening quarter and backlogs have dropped to only 95,038 cars,” according to the most recent report issued by Economic Planning Associates. The…
Irish Rail (IE) operated a 440 meter (almost 1/3 mile) long container freight train between Dublin North Wall and Claremorris on June 27 as part of trials to introduce longer…
In the current down market, a “strong case” can be made for consolidation in the freight car building sector, according to Cowen and Company analyst Matt Elkott.
Whiting Corp., a North American manufacturer of custom-built rail maintenance equipment and overhead cranes, is acquiring certain railcar and locomotive repair assets from L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Inc.
In a letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee, the president of the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters, Dennis Lawson, asked “to prohibit rail transport of Bakken crude through our…
Citing “reductions in new railcar demand and improved efficiencies of the railroads in North America for the foreseeable future,” Amsted Rail is temporarily idling its Bessemer, Ala., Griffin® wheel facility.…
AllTranstek LLC has expanded it fleet management services to include a fourth team, and has promoted several key managers.
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