Freight Cars

OPW, a Dover company and a global supplier of fluid-handling equipment, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2017. OPW was founded as the Ohio Pattern Works & Foundry Co. in Cincinnati,…
Rail shippers “are more confident in the economy, and the new Trump Administration is providing a degree of both hopeful optimism and uncertainty,” according to Cowen and Company’s 4Q16 Rail…
Alstom has been awarded a contract by Ferromex to provide maintenance for 219 freight locomotives for a five year period.
Four experienced professionals have joined the Engineering and Technical Consulting Services Group of Salco Products, Inc., which designs and manufactures plastic and metal products used in tank cars, hopper cars…
The Greenbrier Companies Inc. on Jan. 6 reported financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended Nov. 30, 2016. The company said it is off to a strong start, with…
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announce a networking event and nature tour during the 2017 NRC Conference.
If 2016’s wild, throw-predictions-out-the-window runaway freight train of a Presidential election taught us anything, it’s that nothing is ever a given. As the old saw goes, never assume, because it…
Couplers need to be the strongest link in a train, capable of withstanding extreme forces of buff (compression) and draft (compression). Since the semi-automatic “Janney” knuckle coupler was patented in…
Wabtec Corporation announced Dec. 20 that it has acquired Workhorse Rail LLC, a supplier of engineered freight car components, mainly for the aftermarket.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) announced Dec. 19 that its railcar operating lessor and fleet management business, SMBC Rail Services LLC (SMBC Rail), has signed an agreement to purchase American…
Road & Rail Services, Inc. was recently awarded the Terminal Excellence Award for the month of September 2016 by CSX’s subsidiary, TDSI.
Cowen and Company recently hosted a roundtable conference call with four rail equipment experts. “An uptick in freight car inquiries has occurred for one builder but has not yet translated…
At the Railway Age “Energy by Rail” (EBR) conference, attendees were given a “What’s next?” point of view on the future of the transportation of coal, crude, LNG and other…
Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
Road & Rail Services, Inc., announced Dec. 8 that it was awarded the 2015 Mosaic Platinum Safety Award, recognizing its excellence in safety leadership and performance for its operations in…
The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) announced that Douglas Owen has been appointed Secretary General.  Owen joined the BIC as Deputy Secretary General in late 2012.
Wabtec on Dec. 1 released 4Q 2016 guidance and preliminary guidance for 2017:
Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
Railcar buyers are frequently of habit. It stands to reason. The costs of operating a railcar for moving a commodity are generally transportation, rent or debt expense (unless the asset…
Arrow Material Services, a leading provider of material handling and logistics services, announced its purchase of EMS Management, Inc.
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