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News October 16, 2014
STB Seeks More Service Details from CP
Canadian Pacific Railway is in the spotlight at the Surface Transportation Board over service issues. Read more
CSX Reports Record Third Quarter Results
CSX Corp. (CSX) has announced record results for the 2014 third quarter in revenue, operating income, net earnings and earnings per share. Read more
Genesee & Wyoming Posts September Rail Traffic Gains
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) has reported a 5.1-percent increase in traffic volumes for September 2014 when compared to September of 2013. Read more
Chicago’s Metra Proposes $2.4 Billion Modernization Plan
Metra, the commuter rail division of the Chicago area’s Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), has proposed a $2.4 billion modernization plan that calls for replacing the agency’s aging rail cars and locomotives. Read more
Bombardier Wins Signaling Contract for Ethiopian Rail
Bombardier Transportation has won a contract worth approximately $45 million to supply the mainline signaling solution for the new 400 km Awash-Weldia line in Ethiopia. Read more
Conrad Retiring as BROOKVILLE President
After a career spanning more than 35 years at Brookville Equipment Corporation (BROOKVILLE), President Larry Conrad is retiring, effective immediately. Read more
AIG Expands Casualty Liability Limits to North American Class I’s
In response to record rail traffic and the growing number of rail cars carrying potentially hazardous materials such as crude oil, American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is expanding excess casualty liability limits for Class I railroads in the United States and Canada to $1 billion per occurrence. Read more
Naatz Elected to Railinc Board
Michael J. Naatz, senior vice president operations support and chief information officer at Kansas City Southern (KCS), was recently elected to Railinc Corp.’s board of directors. Read more
Association of Mexican Railroads Joins Operation Lifesaver
The Association of Mexican Railroads (AMF) and Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) have signed a cooperative agreement that will increase attention to safety awareness on and around railroad tracks and highway-rail grade crossings. Read more
 
Just Published
The October edition of The Official Railway Equipment Register (Vol. 130, No. 2) is hot off the press and on its way to subscribers in print and digital formats. Highlights of the latest issue include:

  • 698 pages of detailed railcar information on equipment owned or controlled by railroads.
  • 696 pages of detailed railcar data on equipment owned or controlled by private car owners, including lessors or shippers.
  • new railcar listing registrations for Blue Ridge Southern Railroad (BLU), SI Group, Inc. (SVCX), and Wacker Polymers, L.P. (WPHX).
  • transfer of reporting marks CMPX and CMTX from Compass Capital Corporation to First Union Rail; GPPX from Georgia Pacific Chemicals LLC to Koch Rail LLC; GSNX, HATX, HELX, HEQX, HJVX, HLCX, HLGX, HLLX, HLMX, HMBX, HMJX, JFDX, and SFIX from HELM Financial Corporation to First Union Rail; and RWSX from Scherer Electric Generating Facility to Georgia Power Company.
  • reporting mark added for Dana Railcare (DNHX).

 

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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