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GE offers under-railcar ultrasonic wheel inspection
The new WheelStar-UFPE from GE Measurement & Control is described as “a purpose-built, automated ultrasonic inspection system that allows for comprehensive non-destructive examination of railcar wheels during maintenance without the…
Russia’s RPC-UWC to supply truck castings to Wabtec
Wabtec Corp. and RPC-UWC (Russian Research and Production Corporation-United Wagon Company) have signed a 10-year agreement for supply of freight car truck castings to the U.S. The joint venture was…
Holland to perform wheel truing for Class I railroad
Holland LP has been chosen to perform wheel truing services for a Class I railroad at the railroad’s field locations in Texas and New Mexico, the company announced Aug. 31,…
West Coast CBR shipments stable, for now
There is “big potential” to expand crude by rail shipments to West Coast ports and to California, but building the infrastructure “has proven painstakingly slow,” writes RBN Energy LLC analyst…
STB extends deadline on Tongue River Railroad Draft EIS
The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has issued a notice extending the deadline—for a second time—for filing comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for…
Chicago Freight Car Leasing promotes two
Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co. (CFCL), a premier lessor of railcars to industrial, agricultural, and food product shippers and railroads, has promoted two of its employees, the company announced July…
Miller Ingenuity, DuraForce sign exclusive distribution agreement
Miller Ingenuity has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with DuraForce Company, LLC, to sell the DuraForce™ Fastener Systems, the company announced August 4, 2015.
UP reports environmental strategies, goals in annual CDP disclosure
Affirming its commitment to protecting the environment now and for future generations, Union Pacific (UP) has submitted climate change data to CDP an outlined initiatives and investments to reduce greenhouse…
Freight car market remains healthy: Economic Planning Associates
Demand for freight cars remains at a healthy level “in spite of a sluggish economy and extremely soft financial performances by the railroads,” Economic Planning Associates (EPA) said in its…
FRA issues rule preventing unattended trains carrying flammables from rolling away
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued on July 30, 2015 a final rule to prevent unattended trains that carry crude oil, ethanol, poisonous by inhalation (PIH), toxic by inhalation (TIH),…
Midwest Terminals opens car repair shop
Midwest Terminals, a full-service cargo, bulk, ballast and transloading operator with facilities in Toledo and Cadiz, Ohio, has opened MWT Railcar Repair Shop, a new freight car repair facility. MWT…
Is Bakken CBR fading away?
Bakken crude oil hauled in unit trains may disappear by 2017, according to an analysis conducted by RBN Energy LLC.
Yangtze, Anyang Railway Equipment form JV
Yangtze Railroad Materials has formed a joint venture with Anyang Railway Equipment LLC, a top Chinese materials manufacturer based in the city of Anyang, in the Henan Province of China,…
Wabtec to acquire Faiveley Transport for $1.8 billion
Wabtec has confirmed that it plans to acquire Faiveley Transport for a total purchase price of $1.8 billion, including assumed debt, which if approved, will create one of the world's…
Wabtec posts record second quarter
Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015.
Miner introduces high-performance side bearing
Miner Enterprises has introduced its newest railcar component, a long travel CCSB (constant-contact side bearing) with a wide range of applications. The bolt-on bearing, designated TCC-45 LTLP-C, features a low…
Trinity Rail presents Miner Enterprises with Premier Supplier Award
Miner Enterprises, Inc., an Illinois-based supplier of railcar components, announced that it has earned a Premier Supplier Award from railcar manufacturer Trinity Rail, the company announced June 16, 2015. Miner…
Kries named Miner Director of Engineering
Miner Enterprises has promoted 24-year Engineering Department employee Andrew Kries to Director of Engineering. He replaces Bob Pokorski, who is taking on a new position at Trinity Rail.
Don’t let your joint bars get out of joint
How TTCI is investigating the effects of heavy train loads on joint bar performance.
Wasatch Railroad Contractors acquires Dimec Rail Services
RR Mergers & Acquisitions, a specialist in the sale of rail service and supplier companies, has announced the sale of the Shoshoni, Wyo.-based Dimec Railcar Repair Operations to Cheyenne, Wyo.-based…
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