Freight Cars

Hands-on safety training was a key feature at Union Pacific’s recent ethanol rail safety conference. Approximately 90 participants representing more than 15 ethanol shippers traveled from a 500-mile radius to…
Remember the Chevrolet Vega and its Pontiac equivalent, the Astre? These cars were shipped long-distance in a rather unusual manner.
FreightCar America, Inc. Wednesday reported a net loss of $2.6 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013, on revenue of $87.6 million. That compared…
GATX Corp. on Wednesday announced a new classroom railcar will be put into service along with its TankTrainer, a tank car developed to provide hands-on training in maintenance and operation.
Trinity Industries, Inc., in announcing earnings results for the
 first quarter ended March 31, 2013, noted that the company’s Rail Group received orders for 14,505 new railcars during the first…
In its current quarterly freight car building forecast, Economic Planning Associates, Inc., says that, except for the booming tank car market, 2013, “in spite of continued [high capital] investments by…
GATX Corp. Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $27.1 million, or 57 cents per diluted share, down from $30.3 million, or 64 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter…
American Railcar Industries late Wednesday reported first-quarter net earnings of $17.9 million for its first quarter ended March 31, up a substantial 49% from the prior-year quarter, mostly on strong…
Wabtec Corp. Wednesday morning reported net income from operations of $104 million, or earnings of $1.44 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2013, up 18% from the same…
Figures released Wednesday by the Railway Supply Institute's American Railway Car Institute (ARCI) Committee show 23,901 cars were ordered in the first quarter of 2013, while 11,952 cars were delivered,…
Railinc will participate in car-hire training, including leading sessions, at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) 2013 annual convention in Atlanta, April 27-May 1.
The size of the North American revenue-earning freight railcar fleet increased by 1% in 2012, but has not recovered to pre-recession population levels, according to Railinc’s annual North American Freight…
Lake Oswego, Ore.-based The Greenbrier Cos. Thursday reported net earnings of $13.8 million, or 45 cents per diluted share, in its second fiscal quarter ending Feb. 28, 2013. That was…
Lake Oswego, Ore.-based The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. late Wednesday said it received new orders in January, February, and March for 5,400 railcar units valued at approximately $575 million.
TTX Co. AVP-Marketing Frank Adcock will outline the challenges of "Managing the national equipment pool" at The New Intermodal Age Conference and Expo, to be held next week, April 2-3,…
When it occurs, car-coupling failure adds cost to the bottom line, adding up to millions of dollars each year, and making prevention a priority.
Cold Train said Monday it is opening a new office in downtown Chicago in 2013 to aid "hauling more cargo and various products back from the Midwest and East Coast…
The Greenbrier Cos. Thursday said it has reached agreement with The Timken Co. to sell "substantially all the equipment utilized in Greenbrier's reconditioned wheelset roller bearing operations in Elizabethtown, Kentucky."
St. Charles, Mo.-based American Railcar Industries late Wednesday reported record fourth-quarter earnings of $24.4 million, up from $5.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenue for the quarter was…
Trinity Industries announced Wednesday that Rail Group orders for 5,620 new railcars during the fourth quarter pushed its backlog to 31,990 units valued at $3.7 billion. The Rail Group shipped 4,960 railcars…
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