Freight Cars

Reading & Northern Railroad has named William Clark as Senior Vice President Coal, where he will be responsible for managing the anthracite coal business, as well as the railroad’s freight…
The Greenbrier Companies announced production of its 100,000th intermodal double-stack railcar in January.
North American tank car manufacturer and lessor Union Tank Car Company (UTLX) has launched UTLX Repair Link, a BRC and railcar management portal, to streamline transactions with contract shops during…
Trackmobile announced its top four performing Distributors with Awards of Excellence for 2016.
Wabtec Corp. on Feb. 21 reported results for 2016’s fourth quarter and full year, and issued financial guidance for 2017, that reflects “significant headwinds” in the freight and industrial markets,…
National Steel Car (NSC) and Curry Rail Services of Hollidaysburg, Pa., have teamed up to build new, high-capacity gondolas for cottonseed and woodchip service.
China Railway Investment Corporation (CRIC) has issued RFPs (requests for proposals) for contracts to supply 586 electric locomotives and 40,000 freight cars to China Railway Corporation (CRC).
Technology solutions company Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., has acquired railroad automatic wayside machine-vision inspection systems supplier Beena Vision Systems Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
Withering winter weather is playing havoc with Union Pacific trains from Nevada up through the Pacific Northwest.
Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., has promoted Jeff Walsh, previously the company’s Chief Operating Officer, to Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 15. Walsh will replace Fred Sasser, who is stepping down…
A broken axle led to a collision between two BNSF trains that touched off a crude oil spill and fire, a National Transportation Safety Board probe has found.
A private operator is being sought for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which operates more than 100 miles of track connecting to six major railroads in the Crescent City.
The Greenbrier Companies announced that FBI veteran Greg Bretzing has been hired as Director of Global Security & Special Projects.
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) s now accepting 2017/2018 school year applications for the annual RSI Undergraduate Scholarship which provides a minimum of five college scholarships in amounts ranging from…
Freight car demand weakened in 2016 as lackluster economic and industrial activities as well as sluggish economies abroad dampened commodity flows and intermodal movements, according to the most recent market…
Stuart Chirls has joined the staff of Railway Age as Senior Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City.
The Railway Supply Institute American Railway Car Institute Committee railcar industry fourth-quarter 2016 order, delivery and backlog statistics indicate 12-14 months of backlog visibility and a move toward a more…
MPL Innovations, Inc., a major supplier of solid polymer lubricants for the rail industry, has achieved European UNI EN 16028 Standard (Annex L) certification for train-borne lubricants for its NatureBlend™…
Norfolk Southern on Jan. 24 named six people to new Vice President positions and duties, and announced the retirement of two long-time executives.
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its 2017 capital expenditure plan will be approximately $3.4 billion.
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