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ARI 3Q revenue slips, but backlog grows
American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) reported a drop in third-quarter revenue 2014 relative to the comparable period in 2013. St. Charles, Mo.-based ARI announced its results late Wednesday, Oct. 29,…
L.B. Foster to acquire Balfour Beatty unit
L.B. Foster Co. announced on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, an agreement to acquire the railroad tuning unit, FWO, of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH. The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller…
Trinity Industries 3Q earnings rise
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 marks successful third quarter
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…
RSI stats show 3Q14 car orders break record
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…
Strato honored by N.J. manufacturing industry
Piscataway, N.J.-based Strato, Inc., says it has been named New Jersey Manufacturer of the Year 2014 by NJBIZ, a business publication.
Greenbrier calls for no delays on PHMSA rulemaking, legacy tank car retrofits
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…
Improving safety on North America’s “122-inch pipeline”
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…
Cap screw clamping challenge
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.
STB extends TTX pooling authority
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…
Railway Interchange 2015 exhibit space available
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,…
RSI-CTC to PHMSA: “One size fits all” won’t work
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…
Railcar builder stocks tumble following PHMSA NPRM comment period
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…
AAR comments to PHMSA stress efficiency as well as safety
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…
Greenbrier responds to PHMSA tank car NPRM
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…
New York Air Brake marks 125 years
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.
Greenbrier touts healthy, diverse orders
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 premieres at InnoTrans 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.
A technical and commercial balancing act
For freight car truck components, total cost of ownership is far more important than initial cost.
Wheel failures: Digging down to the roots
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.
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