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Wabtec posts solid third-quarter results
Wabtec Corp. on Oct. 22, 2015 reported solid third-quarter 2015 results largely due to growth in the company’s Freight Group.
McManus joins Greenbrier in executive role
The Greenbrier Companies on Oct. 22, 2015 appointed veteran rail equipment finance executive Victoria McManus Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer, a new position. McManus served as a member…
Take the guesswork out of setting hand brakes
The newly patented Hand Brake Torque Indicator (BTI) from CMN Components Inc., a nationwide railc ar parts supplier, is a torque indicating device that directly replaces traditional vertical railcar hand…
Railway Age seeks entries for inaugural Fast Trackers contest
Railway Age on Oct. 20, 2015 launched its inaugural Fast Trackers contest, in which ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
AllTranstek restructures executive team
AllTranstek LLC, North America’s largest commercial rail transport management and consulting firm, has undergone several organizational changes.
Amsted Rail prepares for higher axleloads
Amsted Rail is developing new designs of components to produce a truck to meet the demand from Australian heavy-haul freight railways for 45-metric ton axleload freight cars, or even 50-metric…
Wasatch Railroad Contractors celebrates grand opening of Shoshoni facility
On Oct. 15, 2015, Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) member Wasatch Railcar Repair Contractors (WRRC) hosted a grand opening event for elected, industry, and community officials at its Shoshoni, Wyo.…
GATX Corporation, Shedd Aquarium partner on unique boxcar
GATX Corporation, founded 117 years ago in Chicago, is helping to bring awareness to another iconic Chicago institution, John G. Shedd Aquarium. With support from GATX's customer, Packaging Corporation of…
RSI elects three new board members
Tom Simpson, President of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), announced Oct. 8, 2015 the election of three new members to the board of directors at the annual meeting held during…
Whiting’s Heldt elected LRIW President
The League of Railway Industry Women has elected Jodi Heldt, a 20-year customer service veteran with railcar maintenance equipment manufacturer Whiting Corp., as President at its annual conference, held at…
Greenbrier expands into Saudi Arabia as quarterly orders climb
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced Oct. 7, 2015 that it received diversified new orders in its fourth quarter ended Aug. 31, 2015 for 2,900 railcar units valued at $470 million.…
Torque ’em down right with Norbar
Ethanol tank car manway cover pivoting eyebolts must be tightened with precise torque. Not enough torque, and there is risk of leakage. Too much torque, and emergency responders to a…
Miner Double Groove III: Plastics like this gate
Miner Enterprises Inc.’s Double Groove III pneumatic gate for plastics, featured at Railway Interchange 2015 (Booth 3609, RSI), is simple to operate, clean and wash out, and provides a watertight…
For Strato, Atlas doesn’t shrug
The appropriately named Atlas line of knuckles, couplers and yokes from Strato, Inc., showcased at Railway Interchange 2015 (Booth 3709, RSI), are produced with “an optimum manufacturing process that ensures…
ARS acquires FreightCar America’s repair and maintenance services business
Appalachian Railcar Services, Inc. (ARS) announced Sept. 30, 2015 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, ARS Nebraska, LLC, has acquired all of FreightCar America, Inc.’s railcar repair and maintenance services business.
Marmon Holdings acquires GE Railcar Services’ fleet
Marmon Holdings, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with General Electric Capital Corporation and as of Sept. 30, 2015, has acquired substantially all of GE Railcar Services’ owned fleet of…
AllTranstek hires Nicole Lev Ross as VP of Strategy and Consulting
Downers Grove, Ill.-based AllTranstek, LLC has hired Nicole Lev Ross as Vice President of Strategy and Consulting, the company announced Sept. 29, 2015. She will work with senior management in…
Stone Canyon Industries purchases A. Stucki Company
Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, has announced the sale of A. Stucki Company (A. Stucki), a leading…
Frauscher’s US subsidiary plans exhibit debut at Railway Interchange 2015
Frauscher, an Austria-based inductive sensor technology company, will be exhibiting for the first time at Railway Interchange 2015.
Beyond basic AEI
Class I railroads have been seeking a rugged mobile AEI (Automatic Equipment Identification) application that will provide them with detailed railcar inspection and maintenance functions in addition to asset tracking.…
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