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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.…
Rail roll and reverse-cant remedies
TTCI is investigating short- and long-term remedies for achieving stable and consistent wheel and rail contact geometry.
New Strato knuckle meets AAR M-216 specs
The Association of American Railroads Coupling System and Truck Casting Committee has approved the new Strato Inc. E50BE Knuckle as meeting the AAR M-216 Knuckle Fatigue Test specification, which requires…
Schnabel railcar for hire
Transportation Technology Services (TTS), recently acquired by BNSF Logistics, LLC, and Siemens Energy, Inc., have entered into a joint venture to market and operate the KWUX 101, a 20-axle super-heavy-duty…
MARTS conference to discuss railcar design, construction and maintenance
To all my colleagues involved in railcar mechanical activities, Once again this year, the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) is holding its annual railcar technical conference in conjunction with…
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.
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