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FreightCar America marks 2Q loss
FreightCar America, Inc. recorded a net loss of $3.4 million, or a loss of 29 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter, the company said late Friday, Aug. 2,…
My summer of '68 (or: How a string of tank cars almost killed me!)
Those of you who know me well know that I was a brakeman on the Penn Central Railroad while in college. That was 45 years ago, but the recent crude-by-rail…
Trinity Industries 2Q beats Street
Trinity Industries, Inc. late Wednesday, July 31, 2013, posted second-quarter earnings of $84 million, or $1.06 per share, surpassing second-quarter 2012 income of $67.8 million, or 84 cents per share.
FreightCar America commences production in Alabama
FreightCar America, Inc. has commenced production at its new Shoals facility in Cherokee, Ala. The company sub-leased approximately 25% of the manufacturing facility from Navistar, Inc. earlier this year.
Freight car market headed for new growth in 2014
Economic Planning Associates, in its quarterly freight car building forecast released Monday, July 29, expects this year’s numbers, which are lagging about 11% behind 2012’s, to improve significantly in 2014. “Based…
American Railcar Industries logs strong 2Q
American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) reported second-quarter earnings of $23.6 million, or $1.11 per share, late Wednesday, July 24, 2013, following the close of trading on the New York Stock…
Analyst: Tank cars still driving orders in 2Q
Figures released Friday, July 19, 2013, by the Railway Supply Institute's American Railcar Institute Committee (ARCI) show that tank cars continued to be a driving force in railcar orders during…
GATX net rises in second quarter
GATX Corp. Thursday, July 18, 2013, reported higher second-quarter net income of $35.1 million, or 74 cents per share, compared with $23.5 million, or 49 cents per share, in the…
Wabtec gets bogies contract in Mauritania
Wabtec Corp. said July 15 that it has signed a $21 million contract with SNIM (Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière), the National Industrial and Mining Co. of Mauritania, to provide bogies…
Two levels or three, both suit me
Within the space of a few minutes, the robotic assembly line at Honda’s East Liberty, Ohio, plant can transition from building compact Civics to CRV crossovers. The Ford Explorer, a…
Greenbrier reports FY3Q results—and a few big changes
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on Tuesday, July 2 reported results for its fiscal year third quarter ended May 31, 2013, and at the same time announced significant changes in its…
CMA, LRIW set Railway Interchange 2013 agendas
The Coordinated Mechanical Associations—comprising the Air Brake Association (ABA), International Association of Railroad Operating Officers (IAROO), Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association (LMOA), Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS)—and the League of…
RSI: Special Railway Interchange 2013 rate for shippers
The Railway Supply Institute is offering a special exhibition registration rate of $150 for rail shippers attending Railway Interchange 2013, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2013 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Equipment leasing: The best of times?
The good news is obvious; the bad news is actually hard to find.
New Affiliate, Associate members join AAR
The Association of American Railroads last month added one new Railroad Affiliate Member and four new Associate Members.
Boosting asset utilization: The hunt for percentage points
Lessons learned from TTX Co. Increasing asset utilization by a single percentage point can make the difference between a typical year and a banner year. By blending operations insight with…
Greenbrier Cos. debuts Multi-Max auto railcar
At a ceremony in Cleburne, Tex., Wednesday, May 29, the Greenbrier Cos. introduced Multi-Max, an automotive railcar that the company says "significantly advances the options for transporting autos by rail."
Tank car building drives a growing freight car market
Freight car building is in the tank—literally.
Fracking: The view from 50,000 feet (up)
Based on research that I have recently concluded, the “best of times” are clearly being had by anyone in our industry who has anything to do with the movement of…
RSI, REMSA to co-host USA Pavilion at Brazilian trade show
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) will be co-hosting the USA Pavilion at the Business on Rails trade show, Nov. 5-7, 2013, in São Paulo,…
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