‘Rail Insights: Women in Rail’ Event Set for Nov. 10; Are You Registered?

Topping the list of reasons to attend Railway Age’s inaugural Rail Insights: Women in Rail Conference are headliners Tracy Robinson, President and CEO of CN; Katie Farmer, President and CEO of BNSF; Jenny Bush, President of Cummins Power Systems Business; and Jean Savage, CEO and President of Trinity Industries, Inc. Need more reasons to participate in this virtual event, to be held Nov. 10, starting at 1:30 p.m. ET.? Here are five.

FCA said it expected its new Castaños, Mexico, facility to deliver 3,000-3,200 railcars in 2022.

FCA: 3Q22 Financial Results ‘Muted,’ 2022 Outlook ‘Reaffirmed’

While FreightCar America (FCA) “delivered another quarter of strong top-line growth” and produced “another record number of railcars at the Castaños facility,” third-quarter 2022 “financial results were muted by the combined impacts of delivering lower margin orders accepted at the bottom of the cycle and elevated freight costs,” FCA President and CEO Jim Meyer reported on Nov. 7.

For Wi-Tronix, a Technology Immersion

One of the most effective ways a technology-based company can keep users of its products up to date, informed and educated is to hold a conference. Such conferences are far more than marketing and sales initiatives and product demonstrations. They’re a means to immerse users in new and emerging technologies, as well as gain valuable insight into what they’re looking for.

November Railway Age Digital Edition Now On Line

The November 2022 issue of Railway Age is now available digitally, showcasing our Women in Rail honorees.

From left to right: WSP New York District Lead Rebecca Ashton; GATX Independent Chair of the Board James B. Ream; NYA Director of Sales and Marketing John Gleeson; and AECOM Vide President of Government Relations and Transit Market Sector Lead Kristen Watson.

People News: WSP, GATX, New York & Atlantic Railway, AECOM

WSP USA (WSP) appoints Rebecca Ashton New York District Lead. Also, GATX Corporation (GATX) names James B. Ream Independent Chair of the Board; the New York & Atlantic Railway (NYA) names John Gleeson Director of Sales and Marketing; and AECOM appoints Kristen Watson Vice President of Government Relations and Transit Market Sector Leader for its Canadian transportation business.

“Our technologically differentiated portfolio of products and solutions, combined with our global installed base and multi-year backlog will allow us to capitalize on growth opportunities while remaining highly resilient,” Wabtec President and CEO Rafael Santana said during Nov. 1 financial report.

Santana: Wabtec ‘Well-Positioned to Drive Long-Term Profitable Growth’ (UPDATED, Cowen)

Wabtec “delivered a strong quarterly performance,” President and CEO Rafael Santana said during a Nov. 1 financial report. Third-quarter 2022 sales were up 9.1% from the prior-year period, which the company attributed to “significantly higher Freight segment sales, partially offset by lower Transit segment sales.”

Greenbrier’s report outlines its 2021-22 initiatives in five areas: people, governance and ethics, safety and quality, environmental sustainability and communities.

Greenbrier Issues 2022 ESG Report

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on Nov. 1 published its fourth-annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report.

Women in Rail Conference: Canfield, Dornan to Address Recruitment

Railway Age’s inaugural Rail Insights: Women in Rail Conference will feature Merritt Canfield of Meritus Executive Search Excellence and Laurie Dornan of The Greenbrier Companies, discussing how the railroad and supply sectors find and attract top female talent. Hearing from leading industry women like Canfield and Dornan is just one reason to participate in this virtual event, to be held Nov. 10, starting at 1:30 p.m. ET. Need more reasons? Here are five.

ARCI: 3Q22 Orders and Backlog Show ‘Significant Increase’

Newly released data by the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) American Railway Car Institute Committee (ARCI) shows orders and backlog “significantly increased” in this year’s third quarter. Total orders grew by approximately 124%

Wabtec Celebrates 10 Years in Fort Worth

In October 2012, Wabtec opened the doors to its one-million-square-foot locomotive plant and 250,000-square-foot mining plant in Fort Worth, Tex. Now, 10 years later, the company has established the site as “one of the premier production facilities for the rail and mining industries.”