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UTLX “Tank Car of Tomorrow” nears testing milestone
Union Tank Car Company’s patent-pending, prototype “Tank Car of Tomorrow” TIH pressure tank car is nearing completion of its second year of accelerated field tests, “reliably equaling more than five…
Greenbrier, Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance join forces
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has entered into an alliance with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (MUL) through its subsidiary Greenbrier Leasing Company (GLC). MUL plans to acquire a portfolio of…
Greenbrier: 7,000 railcars, $700 million
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. received new orders in April and May for 7,000 railcar units valued at more than $700 million.
Greenbrier opens Dallas-Fort Worth regional hub
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has opened a new regional hub in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that “positions us closer to the bulk of our customer base and North American operations,…
New roles for Wabtec’s Neupaver, Betler
Wabtec Corp. has named Albert J. Neupaver Executive Chairman and promoted Raymond T. Betler to President and CEO, effective May 14, 2014. Betler was also appointed to the Wabtec Board…
Safety appliance evolution
In 2011, the FRA established a process in Part 231.33 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations for industry organizations like the AAR to submit new safety appliance…
FCA cites winter weather for 1Q woes
"Harsh winter weather" made the going tough for FreightCar America, Inc. during the first quarter, resulting in depressed earnings and revenue, FCA CEO Joe McNeely said during a teleconference Monday, May…
RSI Scholarship deadline one month away
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) said Monday, May 5, 2014 that its RSI scholarship program deadline is May 31.
Freight car forecast: 62,300 units in 2014
Economic Planning Associates has made a modest upward revision to its freight car deliveries estimate for 2014, to 62,300 units. This number, EPA said, “is based on first-quarter 2014’s strength…
ARI profitable 1Q fails to beat Street
American Railcar Industries, Inc. reported a first-quarter profit of $20.8 million, or 97 cents per share, late Wednesday, April 30, 2014, after the closing bell on Wall Street. compared with…
Trinity Industries record 1Q beats Street
Trinity Industries on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, reported record net income of $226.4 million, or $2.85 per share, during its first quarter, up substantially from $79.1 million, or 99 cents…
Exhibit sales open for REMSA/RSI-Hosted USA Pavilion at Brazil’s NT Expo
Exhibit sales are now open for the USA Pavilion at the Business on Rails (NT Expo) trade show in São Paulo, Brazil, co-hosted by Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and…
GATX EPS beats Wall Street consensus estimate
GATX Corp. on Thursday, April 24, 2014, reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for first-quarter 2014, beating Wall Street’s consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.06.
Freight car orders, backlog soar in first quarter—and it’s not tank cars
Freight car orders in 2014’s first quarter soared about 38% from fourth-quarter 2013, to 24,050 units, pushing builder backlogs up around 12% to 81,927, according to the most recent Railway…
Wabtec reports record first quarter
Wabtec Corp. on Wednesday, April 22, 2014 reported record results for first-quarter 2014 and affirmed its 2014 guidance for earnings per diluted share of about $3.45, with revenues expected to…
Jim Cowan joins Greenbrier as SVP Operations
Railway supply veteran Jim Cowan has joined The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. as Senior Vice President, Operations, a newly created position. He will report to Chairman and CEO William A. Furman.
From Midland Manufacturing, a safer, stronger pressure relief valve
Midland Manufacturing of Skokie, Ill, a Dover Corp. company and supplier of valves and level-measurement devices for the rail tank car market since 1951, is among the equipment manufacturers on…
NSC’s new crude oil “slick”
National Steel Car, which has been building freight cars in Hamilton, Ont., for 102 years, has entered the railroad tank car market with a 31,800-gallon DOT-111 “slick” (non-jacketed, non-coil) general-purpose…
Rolling contact fatigue root causes
Use of self-steering trucks can result in a significant reduction of high impact wheel removals, compared to traditional, non-steering three-piece units.
Rail Equipment Finance 2014 roundup
For those of you unable to join the more than 400 attendees at Rail Equipment Finance 2014, “Financial Edge” is here to help.
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