Freight Cars

Trinity Industries, Inc. announced third-quarter earnings of $149.4 million, or 90 cents per diluted share, up 43% from $99.6 billion, or 63 cents per share, in the third quarter of…
Wabtec Corp. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 announced "record results" for its third quarter, led by record earnings per diluted share of 93 cents, up 22% from the comparable quarter…
The Railway Supply Institute on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 released its railcar industry order, delivery, and backlog statistics for the third quarter, noting the quarter was the largest ever for…
Piscataway, N.J.-based Strato, Inc., says it has been named New Jersey Manufacturer of the Year 2014 by NJBIZ, a business publication.
Greenbrier on Oct. 10, 2014 reiterated its support for the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) proposed Option 2 design for new tank cars in flammable service built after…
Are corrosion protection strategies for rail “all hat and no cattle?” (all talk, no substance?). James McDonald, Terry Aben P.E., and Douglas Mittlesteadt of Hempel USA examine this subject for…
Sometimes, a new railroad product that’s a bit different from “business as usual” will encounter resistance. Here’s how one supplier stayed the course and earned acceptance.
TTX Co. said the Surface Transportation Board has approved a five-year extension of TTX's pooling authority governing all types of flatcars, including those that handle intermodal traffic, finished automobiles, and…
Booth space reservations are now open for the indoor and outdoor exhibitions at Railway Interchange 2015, the U.S.-based combined exhibition and technical conference taking place Sunday, Oct. 4 through Tuesday,…
In comments sent to the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Dept. 30, 2014, the Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSI-CTC) warned of “significant disruption to…
Shares of The Greenbrier Companies and Trinity Industries fell 10.2% and 7.7%, respectively, in afternoon trading on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, one day after the deadline for final comments on…
The Association of American Railroads on Sept. 30, 2014 submitted its comments on the U.S. Department of Transportation-Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) on…
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on Sept. 30, 2014, filed comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on HHFTs (High Hazard Flammable Trains)—hazmat tank cars carrying crude oil and ethanol—issued…
September 2014 marks the start of a year-long New York Air Brake celebration “honoring 125 years of making freight railroads safer and more productive,” according to NYAB President Mike Hawthorne.
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 it has received new orders amounting to 10,300 railcar units during its fiscal fourth quarter, which ended Aug. 31, 2014.
Amsted Rail announced Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, that it is making its first-ever appearance at InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin, Germany, which runs Sept. 23-26.
For freight car truck components, total cost of ownership is far more important than initial cost.
Transportation Technology Center, Inc. joint ventures with Amsted Rail and Texas A&M are exploring the effects of accumulated mileage, high temperatures, and fatigue cracks on vertical split rims.
Fall is the season of the harvest. This is true for the farmers working their wheat, corn, and soybeans, but also true for many railcar owners. As important as bushel…
CN on Sept. 9, 2014 officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada on a weekly basis,…
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