ARCI: Railcar Backlog Rising

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
(Photograph by William C. Vantuono)

(Photograph by William C. Vantuono)

Newly released data from the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) American Railway Car Institute (ARCI) Committee shows second-quarter 2022 orders are down 13% and deliveries are up 20% sequentially. Total backlog was up 3%, to 47,461, from first-quarter 2022, and up 27% from the same period last year.

In second-quarter 2022, orders rose 18% to 11,177 from second-quarter 2021’s 9,466. Deliveries came in at 9,629 units, up 18% from the year-ago period’s 6,825.

Chart Courtesy of RSI ARCI

ARCI statistics are compiled by RSI using data from North American freight railcar builders and is available to subscribers with a full breakdown by car type, including pressure and non-pressure cars, several categories of hopper cars, as well as several other car types including boxcars, flats and gondolas. Visit the RSI website to learn more about accessing the statistics.

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