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North American Rail Fleet Grows For Fourth Consecutive Year

Railinc’s annual review of the North American revenue-earning railcar fleet shows the fleet continued its growth in 2014 – the fourth consecutive year of growth. continue reading »

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Greenbrier Debuts “Tank Car Of The Future”

GBW Railcar Services (a joint venture between The Greenbrier Companies and Watco Companies) hosted members of the rail industry, the media and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) at its “Safer Tank Cars Now” event on April 16. During the event at GBW’s facility in Hockley, TX, attendees were able to view and learn about Greenbrier’s “Tank Car of the Future.” continue reading »

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BNSF Details New Operating Procedures For Crude-Oil Trains

BNSF Railway Co. announced it has taken additional steps to improve crude-by-rail transportation on its network.

In a letter to customers, BSNF said it would work with them to phase out use of the older-model DOT-111 tank cars for shale crude service on its network within a year, and phase out unmodified CPC-1232 cars from shale crude service within three years. continue reading »

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AAR, RAC Back Transport Canada’s Tank-Car Safety Proposal

In response to a recent string of crude-oil train derailments and explosions, Transport Canada unveiled a proposal that would require railcars hauling crude oil and other flammable goods to meet new safety standards. continue reading »

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Walker Plans to Pursue Two Export-Capable LNG Lines

Gov. Bill Walker wants Alaska to pursue two natural gas pipeline projects, both of which would be capable of exporting liquefied natural gas. continue reading »

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