Freight Cars

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…
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.
How TTCI is investigating the effects of heavy train loads on joint bar performance.
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…
Addressing the need for increased national freight research, U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) introduced on June 29, 2015 legislation aimed at improving freight mobility through transportation research and strategic planning.
Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015.
Daniel R. Elliott III was sworn in as the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Chairman on June 26, 2015, pledging to promote transparency and improve and streamline regulation of the nation’s…
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has awarded Duos Technologies Inc. (Duostech), a supplier of intelligent analytical security technology, a follow-up research grant to complete the next…
Railway Age was in Chicago June 17-18 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel for its first-annual Rail Insights conference, structured as a series of conversations with industry leaders who, with Railway…
Jerome Marullo has joined the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Railway Division as Eastern Regional Advertising Sales Manager, with responsibility for Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal. He…
The first annual Rail Insights conference, which kicks off June 17 at the Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, will feature several prominent people in rail industry leadership positions who, with…
James H. Evans, who served as Union Pacific Chairman of the Board from 1977 to 1985, died Monday, May 11, 2015. He was 94. UP did not report a cause…
The freight car fleet has been growing for four years running. It’s also getting younger.
Suppliers are implementing technology advancements that ensure friction management isn’t a drag.
A BNSF crude oil unit train derailed near the small North Dakota town of Heimdal, at 7:30 a.m. CDT on May 6, 2015, resulting in explosions and fire.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has determined that there has been a “huge increase” in rail deliveries of crude oil to East Coast refineries.
Hamburg, Germany-based VTG Aktiengesellschaft, a European railcar lessor and rail logistics company, has debuted what it says is the first rail tank car for transporting LNG (liquefied natural gas) in…
Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. (IRS) has promoted Vice President Scott Commo to President, succeeding Ron Hobbs, who has retired. The changes were effective May 1, 2015.
The final spec for the now-official DOT-117 (TC-117 in Canada) non-pressurized tank car adopts the most demanding of the technical requirements first offered for comment in the notice of rulemaking:…
Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has appointed railroad equipment finance veteran Harry Zander as Senior Vice President Sales in Element’s Rail Finance division. He reports to President, Element Rail & Aviation…
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