Latest Rail Industry News

More News | February 24, 2010

The municipality of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has placed an order with Alstom Transport for 23 trainsets, for a total amount of around €200 million.

More News | February 23, 2010

On Feb. 22, Steel Dynamics, Inc. (SDI), announced that the company had begun commercial production of Standard Strength rails that meet all current AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association) specifications at its Structural & Rail Division in Columbia City, Indiana.

More News | February 23, 2010

Union Pacific (UP) was one of three companies honored by the National Governors Association (NGA) on Feb. 22 at the closing session of the 2010 NGA Winter Meeting.

More News | February 22, 2010

Railcar manufacturer FreightCar America, Inc. reported fourth-quarter 2009 sales of $49.4 million and a net loss of $5.5 million.

More News | February 22, 2010

North American short line railroads carried some of the strongest traffic levels in months even during storm-tossed February, as cargo loadings were consistent with a spreading recovery in the broader industrial sector.

More News | February 22, 2010

Freight car manufacturer American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) and US Railcar, LLC (USR) have formed a joint venture to design and build passenger railcars.

More News | February 22, 2010

Siemens Mobility is expanding its U.S. manufacturing plant to meet future demand for trains and rail infrastructure technologies required for high-speed rail (HSR) systems.

More News | February 19, 2010

Two major snow storms caused a sharp drop in freight traffic on U.S. railroads during the week ended February 13, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported. For the week ending Feb. 13, 2010, U.S.

More News | February 18, 2010

Railroad projects in seven states were the top winners Wednesday when the Department of Transportation announced recipients of $1.5 billion in TIGER grants.