Freight Cars

Downers Grove, Ill.-based AllTranstek, LLC has hired Nicole Lev Ross as Vice President of Strategy and Consulting, the company announced Sept. 29, 2015. She will work with senior management in…
Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, has announced the sale of A. Stucki Company (A. Stucki), a leading…
Frauscher, an Austria-based inductive sensor technology company, will be exhibiting for the first time at Railway Interchange 2015.
Class I railroads have been seeking a rugged mobile AEI (Automatic Equipment Identification) application that will provide them with detailed railcar inspection and maintenance functions in addition to asset tracking.…
TTCI is investigating short- and long-term remedies for achieving stable and consistent wheel and rail contact geometry.
The Association of American Railroads Coupling System and Truck Casting Committee has approved the new Strato Inc. E50BE Knuckle as meeting the AAR M-216 Knuckle Fatigue Test specification, which requires…
Transportation Technology Services (TTS), recently acquired by BNSF Logistics, LLC, and Siemens Energy, Inc., have entered into a joint venture to market and operate the KWUX 101, a 20-axle super-heavy-duty…
To all my colleagues involved in railcar mechanical activities, Once again this year, the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) is holding its annual railcar technical conference in conjunction with…
The new WheelStar-UFPE from GE Measurement & Control is described as “a purpose-built, automated ultrasonic inspection system that allows for comprehensive non-destructive examination of railcar wheels during maintenance without the…
Wabtec Corp. and RPC-UWC (Russian Research and Production Corporation-United Wagon Company) have signed a 10-year agreement for supply of freight car truck castings to the U.S. The joint venture was…
Holland LP has been chosen to perform wheel truing services for a Class I railroad at the railroad’s field locations in Texas and New Mexico, the company announced Aug. 31,…
There is “big potential” to expand crude by rail shipments to West Coast ports and to California, but building the infrastructure “has proven painstakingly slow,” writes RBN Energy LLC analyst…
The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has issued a notice extending the deadline—for a second time—for filing comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for…
Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co. (CFCL), a premier lessor of railcars to industrial, agricultural, and food product shippers and railroads, has promoted two of its employees, the company announced July…
Miller Ingenuity has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with DuraForce Company, LLC, to sell the DuraForce™ Fastener Systems, the company announced August 4, 2015.
Affirming its commitment to protecting the environment now and for future generations, Union Pacific (UP) has submitted climate change data to CDP an outlined initiatives and investments to reduce greenhouse…
Demand for freight cars remains at a healthy level “in spite of a sluggish economy and extremely soft financial performances by the railroads,” Economic Planning Associates (EPA) said in its…
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued on July 30, 2015 a final rule to prevent unattended trains that carry crude oil, ethanol, poisonous by inhalation (PIH), toxic by inhalation (TIH),…
Midwest Terminals, a full-service cargo, bulk, ballast and transloading operator with facilities in Toledo and Cadiz, Ohio, has opened MWT Railcar Repair Shop, a new freight car repair facility. MWT…
Bakken crude oil hauled in unit trains may disappear by 2017, according to an analysis conducted by RBN Energy LLC.
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