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News April 16, 2015
Central California Traction Acquires Two Brookville Tier-4 Cogeneration Locomotives
Pennsylvania-based Brookville Equipment Corporation shipped two EPA Tier-4 BL12CG CoGenerationTM low-emissions switchers to Central California Traction (CCT) to be used for freight haulage on the two short line rail corridors of Stockton Public Belt Railroad Network and the Central Valley Branch. Read more
GE Completes First Production Test of New Evolution Series Tier 4 Engine
GE Transportation completed the first production test of the GE Evolution Series Tier 4 engine, which has met the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4 locomotive emissions standards that took effect on January 1, 2015. Read more
CSX, Louisville & Indiana Track Plan Approved
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) has approved a joint proposal by Louisville & Indiana Railroad (L&I), a subsidiary of Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH), and CSX to upgrade a freight corridor between Indianapolis, Ind., and Louisville, Ky. Read more
Trinity Industries Expands Railcar Leasing Facility
Trinity Industries Leasing Company (TILC), a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc., has renewed its railcar leasing warehouse facility through April 2018 and increased its capacity from $475 million to $1 billion. Read more
KCS Investing in Beaumont Subdivision Line
Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), will invest approximately $19 million on construction and improvement projects on KCSR’s Beaumont Subdivision line during 2015. Read more
ZTR Control Systems to Open Berlin Office
ZTR Control Systems, a provider of equipment management solutions, will open a new office in Berlin, Germany, to meet increasing demand in the European rail freight market and better support ZTR customers in the region. Read more
Progress Rail’s EMD Delivers Locomotives to Ferromex
Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), part of Progress Rail Services, has delivered the first 10 of 19 EMD SD70ACe locomotives to Ferromex, the largest railway in Mexico. Read more
Alaska Railroad Reports 2014 Net Income of $14.1 Million
The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) has released its 2014 annual report with a net income of $14.1 million on total revenues of $167.3 million. Read more
Holland Acquires Bankhead Companies
Holland LP, an engineering-based company that serves railroad and related industries, has expanded its welding solutions with the acquisition of the operating assets of the Bankhead Companies. Read more
Just Published
The April edition of The Official Railway Equipment Register (Vol. 130, No. 4) is hot off the press and on its way to subscribers in print and digital formats. Highlights of the latest issue include:
  • 671 pages of detailed railcar information on equipment owned or controlled by railroads.
  • 685 pages of detailed railcar data on equipment owned or controlled by private car owners, including lessors or shippers.
  • new railcar listing registrations for Ralco, LLC (BISX, VCRX).
  • transfer of reporting marks CRMX from Continental Rail Leasing Corporation to JAIX Leasing Company; NCSX from Nucor Steel Seattle Inc. to The David J. Joseph Company; AUSX, BBLX, CROX, MQRX, RCLX, RONX, SPTX from Macquarie Rail Inc. to First Union Rail; CWEX and MWGX from Midwest Generation LLC to NRG Power Marketing LLC; and STYX from Styron LLC to Trinseo LLC.
  • reporting mark added for Sunoco Inc. (R&M) (HHCX). 

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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