Freight Cars

Miner Enterprises, one of the railroad industry’s longest-standing supply companies, in 2014 is celebrating 120 years in business.
Wabtec Corp. said Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 it has acquired Dia-Frag, a manufacturer of friction products based in Monte Alto, Brazil. Dia-Frag has annual sales of about $40 million. Wabtec did…
New York Air Brake LLC and Knorr-Bremse Group sister company Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, working in conjunction with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), have created the Knorr-Bremse North America…
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on DOT 111 tank cars for crude oil and HHFTs (High-Hazard Flammable Trains), specifically the NPRM’s proposal for phasing out older,…
A shifting traffic base is generating improved designs, and a building boom not seen in years.
ZTR now offers its Locomotive Axle Generator™ in a PCD (pitch circle diameter, also known as BCD, or bolt circle diameter) 6 X 4.5 bolt pattern. The new device is…
Alsip, Ill.-based Railhead Corp. said Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 that it is celebrating the half-century mark this month.
Railway supply veteran Brett Holst has joined Columbus Castings as Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing.
Based largely on an increase in demand for its tank cars and hopper cars, American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) on July 30, 2014 reported record earnings and revenues for second-quarter 2014.
Riding high on a record backlog of freight car orders, Trinity Industries reported second-quarter earnings per common diluted share of $1.01—a 94% increase year-over-year—and quarterly revenue and net income of…
Economic Planning Associates has once again raised its estimate for 2104-2015 freight car deliveries, based on “a strong first-half 2014” and “a formidable backlog” approaching 100,000 units.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by the U.S. DOT for HHFTs (High-Hazard Flammable Trains) hauling crude oil and other commodities the DOT deems hazardous in tank cars has produced…
Wabtec Corp. on Thursday, July 24, 2014, reported "record results" for its second quarter.
The Greenbrier Cos., Inc. and Watco Cos. LLC announced Monday, July 21, 2014, that they "have completed formation of their 50/50 railcar repair joint venture creating the largest independent railcar…
The Railway Supply Institute on Friday, July 18, 2014, released its railcar industry order, delivery, and backlog statistics for the second quarter, with the data showing strong growth, which one…
Exhibit space is 85% sold for RSI/CMA 2014 and the Canadian Rail Summit (CRS), the upcoming industry trade show and technical conference highlighting the U.S. and Canadian railway and railway…
Union Tank Car Company has marked the fabrication and in-to-service completion of its 5,000th compressed gas tank car since 2010. These jumbo cars are optimized for transporting propane, butane, and…
According to the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), “Many railway suppliers are interested in expanding their customer base and business partners abroad, particularly in the…
InnoTrans 2014 is shaping up to be the largest-ever of this bi-annual global railway trade show, which attracts close to 3,000 companies representing every railway discipline. North American participation at…
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