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Freight car backlog grows 75%
The backlog of freight cars grew by about 75% in 2014, according to fourth-quarter reporting statistics compiled by the Railway Supply Institute American Railway Car Institute (ARCI) Committee. As of…
Tank car safety, PTC on NTSB’s 2015 Most Wanted List
The National Transportation Safety Board has released it 2015 list of ten “Most Wanted” areas that require safety improvements. Six of the ten are either rail specific or multi-modal; four,…
Greenbrier lauds NTSB on tank car safety focus
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced its support for the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, for NTSB's placing tank car safety on its "Most Wanted List of…
BNSF pauses on tank car purchase
BNSF Railway is taking a second look at an earlier plan to purchase up to 5,000 tank cars for hauling oil products, following feedback from some of its customers, according…
For Greenbrier, a strong first quarter
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., got off to a strong start in the first quarter of its fiscal year, Sept. 1-Nov. 30, 2014.
2015 OUTLOOK: Can we handle it?
Another year of record capital investment will be needed to build more capacity to keep up with growing demand.
Service levels impact equipment markets
As the industry waits for the DOT and PHMSA to determine the future of the tank railcar that will carry crude oil and other flammable commodities by rail, industry insiders…
Greenbrier first fiscal quarter orders top 14,000 cars
The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. recently received orders for another 2,700 freight cars, bringing the total number of cars ordered in the company’s first fiscal quarter (September-November 2014) to 14,100 units…
Analysis: OPEC move tugs at railcar expectations
KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. issued best- and worst-case scenarios for the freight railcar production market Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, "[g]iven the dramatic share price volatility in the railcar space following…
Analyst: Crude oil E&P capex may affect railcar pricing
In a Dec. 3, 2014 railcar analysis report, UBS analyst Eric Crawford says that anticipated 2015 crude oil E&P (exploration and production) capital expenditure reductions may adversely impact railcar pricing.
ARI honored by Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented freight car manufacturer American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) with a 2014 Missouri Fast Track Award during its annual meeting on Nov. 20, 2014.
Report: Proposed tank car rule is costly
A report prepared by The Brattle Group on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, states that a new proposed rule on railroad tank cars could cost the U.S. economy as much as…
Greenbrier names Isselmann to Senior VP slot
The Greenbrier Companies has promoted Vice President, External Affairs & Communications Jack Isselmann to Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Programs.
Vertex Rail readies for North Carolina start-up
Vertex Rail Technologies LLC, a manufacturer of railroad tank cars, announced on Nov. 13, 2014 that it is opening a new plant in Wilmington, N.C., at a site that until…
Is coal on a comeback?
With utility losses stabilizing and global demand still strong, carloads are edging upward.
A. Stucki Co. forms subsidiaries
Pittsburgh-based A. Stucki Co. on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 said it is forming "several subsidiaries into an industrial division to emphasize its full range of production capabilities."
Miner completes testing for AAR S-213 boxcar plug door standard
Miner Enterprises has concluded boxcar plug door testing for door manufacturers pursuant to newly revised Association of American Railroads Standard S-213. A series of tests were conducted for the AAR…
Freight car backlog nears 125,000
The freight car backlog at the end of third-quarter 2014 amounted to 124,437 cars and platforms, the highest backlog level since October 1979’s 127,887 (when figures were compiled monthly), according…
FreightCar America 3Q earnings much improved
FreightCar America, Inc. reported third-quarter net income of $6.4 million, or 53 cents per diluted share, much better than the loss of $900,000, or 8 cents per diluted share, in…
Greenbrier Cos. touts record 4Q, full year
The Greenbrier Cos., Inc. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 announced "record results for [the] fourth quarter and fiscal year," adding it had received orders of "an additional 11,400 units" after…
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