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WOMEN IN RAIL 2022

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards program celebrates strong women who excel at leadership, serving the community and contributing to the industry—above and beyond their day-to-day job responsibilities.

RDC, whose companies include Iowa Interstate Railroad and Pop-Up Metro, LLC, has become the eighth member of the RailPulse Coalition.

RDC Joins RailPulse Coalition

RailPulse has an eighth member: Pittsburgh, Penn.-based railway investment and management company Railroad Development Corporation (RDC), which on Oct. 19 joined the coalition established in late 2020 to “develop, broaden and accelerate the use of GPS and other telematics technologies in North America’s freight rail industry.”

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Women in Rail Conference: Whited to Address C-Suite Lessons Learned

Railway Age’s inaugural Rail Insights: Women in Rail Conference will feature Beth Whited, Union Pacific’s Executive Vice President–Sustainability and Strategy. Hearing from leading industry women like Whited, who will cover lessons learned from the Class I railroad C-Suite, 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.

Union Pacific on June 7 joined the RailPulse coalition, which was formed in late 2020 to “develop, broaden and accelerate the use of GPS and other telematics technologies in North America’s freight rail industry.”

RailPulse Outlines Three-Phase Pilot

RailPulse is developing a cloud-based telematics platform in an aim “to accelerate the adoption of GPS and other technologies across the North American railcar network.” Late last month, it outlined a three-phase approach to development, which is slated to be complete in second-quarter 2023.

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Farmer Among ‘Rail Insights: Women in Rail’ Headliners

BNSF President and CEO Katie Farmer will top the lineup for Railway Age’s inaugural Rail Insights: Women in Rail Conference, to be held virtually on Nov. 10. Hearing from leading industry women like Farmer is just one reason to participate. Need more? Here are five.

“Robust order activity, strong liquidity and the evolution of our leasing business continues to strengthen Greenbrier, expanding our market position and earnings potential as we manage escalating costs and other operating strains,” The Greenbrier Companies President and CEO Lorie Tekorius said.

Greenbrier 2Q22: $3.6B Backlog, Lease Utilization 98%

Despite escalating costs and pandemic-related challenges in the second fiscal-quarter ending Feb. 28, 2022, The Greenbrier Companies achieved its “fifth consecutive quarter with a book-to-bill ratio exceeding 1.0x on orders approaching $1 billion,” President and CEO Lorie Tekorius reported on April 6. “Greenbrier ended the quarter with backlog at levels last seen six years ago.”

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25 UNDER 40

RAILWAY AGE FEBRUARY 2022 ISSUE: Railway Age is proud to recognize 25 “Fast Trackers” Under 40 in 2022.

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New From Greenbrier, NS and U.S. Steel: High-Strength, Lighter-Weight ‘Green’ Gondola

The open-top gondola car is one of the oldest freight car types. The first gondola cars in North America were developed in the 1830s, and used primarily to haul coal. Early designs were flat cars with wooden sides added; they were small—30 feet or less in length, and about 13 tons or less in weight. Now, nearly two centuries after the first gondola turned a wheel, this ubiquitous car type has reached a design pinnacle through a collaboration of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., United States Steel Corp. and Norfolk Southern.

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WOMEN IN RAIL 2021

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2021 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards recognize leaders for driving their businesses forward while making a difference in the industry and in their communities.