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Train Derailment Causes Explosion, Sends Two Deputies to the Hospital

A train derailment in Rock Springs, WY, has left two deputies injured following an explosion on June 13.

Smart Sand, Inc. Regains Compliance With Nasdaq Listing Standards

Smart Sand, Inc. announced today that it has received notification from the Nasdaq Stock Market that the Company has regained compliance for continued listing on Nasdaq.

Trinity Industries, Hallsville ISD Confirm Employees Tested Positive for COVID-19

Trinity Industries, which operates three locations in Longview, and Hallsville ISD confirmed recently that some employees at their facilities tested positive for COVID-19.

Have Rail Volumes Bottomed Out?

Rail volumes could rebound in the second half of the year, but the pace of a rebound will depend largely on consumer confidence, executives from several Class I railroads cautioned at recent investor conferences.

Next Generation Wheel Profile AAR-2A

The AAR-2A, a new standard wheel profile recently implemented for use in North American freight railway operations, is expected to provide improved service performance for wheelsets. This assessment is based on the analysis, simulation and testing conducted by Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

MTA Should Not Buy Chinese Rail Cars

MTA should not use emergency CARES Act funding to buy new passenger rail cars from the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC). Not only does CRRC not create jobs, this emergency funding to support transit agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic should stay in the U.S. and not be sent to any foreign state-owned business.

CRANDIC Railroad Lines Become Storage for 800-Plus Coal, Ethanol Cars

An amazing visual sign of our times dominates the CRANDIC railroad line between Cedar Rapids and North Liberty. Iowa Highway 965 drivers have noted hundreds of coal hopper cars and ethanol tanker cars lining the highway like silent sentries, waiting to rejoin an economy entrenched. They sit empty, unmoving, with the line broken only for roadway access as needed.

U.S. Ethanol Arrives in Mexico

U.S. Grains Council collaborates with Mexican Association of Service Station Providers to build relationships, make sales.

International News


Locotrans Orders Additional Tikhvin Box Cars

UWC and Locotrans signed a contract for the supply of 50 new generation box cars manufactured by TikhvinSpetsMash. The cars will be delivered in August 2020.

Saudi Aramco Buys SABIC Shares on Market as It Completes Acquisition

State-owned Saudi Aramco bought 2.1 billion shares of Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) on the stock market on Sunday as it completed its deal agreed last year to buy 70% of the petrochemical giant, according to sources and market data.
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