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ARCI: Railcar Backlog Rising

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.

ARCI: Railcar Backlog Rises

Newly released data from the Railway Supply Insitute American Railway Car Institute Committee (ARCI) shows orders and deliveries remaining steady in Q122. The total backlog grew by approximately 7.4%, to 46,208, compared to

Freight Car Orders Soar: ARCI

Newly released data by the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) American Railway Car Institute Committee (ARCI) show a 50% increase in fourth-quarter 2021 freight railcar orders, compared to third-quarter 2021. The backlog increased 14%, while deliveries remained relatively flat.

ARCI: 3Q21 Orders Down; Backlog, Deliveries Up

Newly released Railway Supply Institute (RSI) American Railway Car Institute Committee (ARCI) data shows that third-quarter 2021 freight railcar orders declined compared to second-quarter 2021, though they remained higher than first quarter orders reported. Deliveries and backlog, however, increased over the previous quarter.

While first-quarter 2021 railcar orders of 6,227 were up 83% from fourth-quarter 2020’s 3,397, they “still remain below pre-pandemic levels, which averaged at about 9,300 railcars per quarter in 2019,” according to ARCI.

ARCI 1Q21: Railcar Orders on the Rebound?

First-quarter 2021 freight car reporting statistics from the Railway Supply Institute’s (RSI) American Railway Car Institute Committee (ARCI) show that, sequentially, orders grew, and deliveries and backlog were largely unchanged.

Total orders for 2020 were 17,275—a stark contrast to 2018’s 77,478 and 2014’s peak of 138,234.

ARCI: 4Q20 Railcar Orders, Deliveries Sink

Fourth-quarter 2020 freight car reporting statistics from the Railway Supply Institute’s (RSI) American Railway Car Institute Committee (ARCI) show drops in orders, deliveries and backlog. All came in lower sequentially as the “industry continues to grapple with economic challenges as a result of COVID-19,” ARCI noted Jan. 25.

Railcar Manufacturing Slips in 1Q2020

The Railway Supply Institute American Railway Car Institute (RSI-ARCI) 1Q2020 railcar industry order, delivery, and backlog statistics show that orders in the quarter moderated y/y to 6,172 cars vs. 9,663 in the prior-year quarter and down sequentially from 8,464 cars in 4Q19. The industry delivered 10,824 railcars in the quarter, 26.5% lower than the 14,727 railcars delivered in 4Q19. The backlog now stands at 46,330 railcars, down 9.7% from 4Q19’s 51,295 cars—the lowest backlog figure since 4Q10’s 22,658.

Railcar orders, backlog soar: KeyBanc

Freight car order, delivery and backlog statistics for 2Q18 show that orders increased sequentially to 23,788 cars from 10,348 in 1Q18, the largest quarterly figure since 4Q14. Carbuilders delivered 13,071 units in the quarter, nearly identical to 1Q18’s 13,098. The backlog stands at 65,161 railcars, up 18% from 1Q18’s 55,216 cars; this implies “a net cancellation of 772 railcars, consisting primarily of gondolas and medium-cube covered hoppers,” according to analysis conducted by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

O’Malley assumes RSI throttle

Mike O’Malley began his tenure as President of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) on Feb. 1, 2018 taking over for Tom Simpson, who has retired.