Freight Cars

Tradepoint Atlantic, the multimodal logistics center near Baltimore, announced the completion of FedEx Ground’s new distribution facility at Sparrows Point.
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) unveiled an analysis of the economic role its 260-plus member companies play in the U.S. economy during Railway Interchange 2017 in Indianapolis. The analysis shows…
How many times can the three-piece freight car truck—which has been in use since the 19th century—be improved? For Amsted Rail, there appears to be no limit.
INDIANAPOLIS: The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) named Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) President Lisa Stabler as 2017 Outstanding Woman of the Year. Stabler was honored at the General…
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on Sept. 13 announced production of its 50,000th covered hopper, just months after it reached a major intermodal mark.
Freight car industry interests who participated in a discussion panel at Cowen and Company’s 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference in Boston offered their observations on a wide range of topics…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has approved freight car castings from TVSZ (Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant, Russia, a subsidiary of United Wagon Co.) for unrestricted interchange service on…
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering…
Reporting on Cowen and Co.’s just-concluded 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference, analyst Matt Elkott said that railcar demand recovery is “likely sustainable but not at the same level as second-quarter…
The outlook for railcars “has brightened considerably,” according to the most recent market analysis from Peter Toja of Economic Planning Associates. Second-quarter 2017 deliveries of 10,625 cars and orders for…
Financial Edge, August 2017 Railway Age: Industry watchers spend a fair bit of time trying to take economic data and translate it into future carloads and railcar deliveries. Recent economic…
Vertex Railcar Corp. recently hired Barry Waters as Regional Sales Manager, overseeing sales and leasing activity in the Southeast.
The Association of American Railroads reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 19 was 554,021 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.4% from the same week a year ago.
CN said it moved a record 21.8 million metric tons of Western Canadian grain during the 2016-17 crop year.
New York Air Brake LLC will be moving its Watertown, N.Y.-based peripheral product assembly to NYAB operations in Salisbury, N.C. The change is part of what the company describes as…
Following a meeting with GATX CFO and EVP Robert Lyons and Director of Investor Relations Jennifer McManus, Cowen and Company analyst Matt Elkott “came away with reinforced confidence that this…
The Association of American Railroads recently awarded Road & Rail Services Inc. a top Automotive Quality Excellence Award for its efforts at the Talladega, Ala., facility, marking the third time…
Vertex Railcar Corp. has received an order from lessor Tealinc. for its optimized 2,480cf aggregate hopper car.
Sherex Fastening Solutions announced the launch of the TEC Series wedge locking washer product line.
The Railway Supply Institute ARCI (American Railway Car Institute) Committee on July 25 published its railcar industry order, delivery and backlog statistics for second-quarter 2017. Orders in the quarter improved…
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