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News September 29, 2016
Watco Launches New International Division
Watco Supply Chain Services, LLC has announced the launch of Watco Supply Chain Services International, LLC, which will be led by Annie Yan. Read more
Railcare Awards Siemens Contract for Seven Locomotives
Rail freight operator Railcare has awarded Siemens a contract to supply seven Vectron locomotives. Read more
Bombardier Delivers First Vehicle to Delhi Metro
In a ceremony held at InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, Bombardier Transportation celebrated the delivery of the first metro car to Delhi Metro from an order placed last year. Read more
CP Launches New Emergency Response Webpage
Canadian Pacific (CP) has launched a new webpage, which showcases CP’s dangerous goods response capabilities, training available to first responders and other online resources. Read more
Washington State Approves Funding for Rail Crossing Upgrades
Washington State’s Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) recently approved more than $250,000 in Grade Crossing Protective Funds (GCPF) for safety upgrades at a rail crossing on an established oil train route in the City of Millwood, Wash. Read more
STB Posts Study on Rate Case Methodology
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has posted an independent study by InterVISTAS Consulting LLC that assesses the STB’s stand-alone cost (SAC) rate reasonableness methodology. Read more
Sound Transit Orders 122 LRVs
Sound Transit has ordered 122 new light rail vehicles (LRVs) from Siemens to meet the needs of an expanding rail network. Read more
Amtrak to Fund D.C. Union Station Modernization
Amtrak has announced that it will use a portion of its $2.45 billion investment package to fund construction for the modernization of the passenger rail concourse in Washington, D.C.’s, Union Station. Read more
Metra Trains Meet On-Time Goal
Metra, the operator of the Northeast Illinois commuter rail system, has reported an on-time performance rate of 95.7 percent for the month of August, compared to the month’s five-year average of 95 percent. Read more
Just Published
The October edition of The Official Railway Equipment Register (Vol. 132, No. 2) has been shipped to subscribers in print and digital formats. Highlights of the latest issue include:
  • 597 pages of detailed railcar information on equipment owned or controlled by railroads.
  • 652 pages of detailed railcar data on equipment owned or controlled by private car owners, including lessors or shippers.
  • New railcar listing registrations for American Crude Transport Corp. (TRPX), Kanawha River Railroad L.L.C. (KNWA), Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. (MTGX), Peoria River Terminal, Inc. (PRTX)
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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