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News January 12, 2017
Jacobs Named KCSMS VP Transportation
Kansas City Southern subsidiary KCSM Servicios S.A. de C.V. (KCSMS) has appointed Kurt Jacobs vice president transportation, reporting to KCSMS senior vice president operations Oscar Del Cueto. Read more
UP, RCPE Offer Direct Train Interchange in South Dakota
Union Pacific (UP) has announced that its GroTrain service is now available to South Dakota farmers transporting inbound fertilizer and outbound crops. Read more
Ferromex Awards Maintenance Contract to Alstom
Ferromex, a private rail operator in Mexico, has awarded Alstom a contract to provide preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance for 219 freight locomotives for a five-year period. Read more
Greenbrier Reports First Quarter Results
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has reported financial results for its first fiscal quarter ending November 30, 2016, with net earnings of $25 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, on revenue of $552.3 million. Read more
Harsco’s Protran Technology to Equip Denver RTD Fleet with Safety System
Harsco’s Protran Technology unit, part of the Harsco Rail division, has received an order to equip the Denver Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) entire railway fleet with enhanced safety systems. Read more
R. J. Corman Railroad Group Announces Leadership Changes
R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC has announced the appointments of Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC and Noel Rush as senior vice president commercial development, effective immediately. Read more
Murray Scholarship Applications Due February 17
Applications are now being accepted for the Susan C. Murray Memorial Women’s Scholarship Program. Read more
Sound Transit Ridership Increased in November 2016
Sound Transit, the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, has announced that November 2016 weekday ridership has increased 94.8 percent over November 2015. Read more
CTA Receives $1.07 Billion in Federal Funding
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers announced approximately $1.07 billion in federal grant funds to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Project. Read more
Just Published
The January edition of The Official Railway Equipment Register (Vol. 132, No. 3) has been shipped to subscribers in print and digital formats. Highlights of the latest issue include:
  • 587 pages of detailed railcar information on equipment owned or controlled by railroads.
  • 649 pages of detailed railcar data on equipment owned or controlled by private car owners, including lessors or shippers.
  • New railcar listing registrations for Evonik Degussa Corporation (EVCX) and Rail Connection Inc. (MKMX, RCIX).

The ORER, known within the industry as "The Big Yellow Book," is the standard reference source for the North American railcar fleet, with complete listings of railcars, reporting marks and serial numbers, dimensions, and key car repair and billing contacts. To view sample pages from the current issue click here. Subscribe NOW.
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