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Greenbrier: $3B Backlog in 1Q22, ‘Strengthening’ Market Demand

“During the first fiscal quarter of 2022, Greenbrier achieved its fourth consecutive quarter with a book-to-bill ratio exceeding 1.0x amid the strengthening demand environment,” Chairman and CEO William A. Furman reported on Jan. 7.

BNSF Railway Leads Industry in Traffic Growth During 2021

BNSF Railway led the big six Class I railroads in growth in 2021.

For 2021, Intermodal Record Collapses in Second Half

In 2021, U.S. intermodal’s “record-setting” first half gave way to a lower second half as supply chain challenges persisted, reported Association of American Railroads Senior Vice President John T. Gray on Jan. 5.

T&I Committee Republicans Oppose Rollback of LNG-By-Rail Rule

Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) have informed the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of their “serious concerns” regarding the Biden administration’s proposal to suspend authorization of the bulk transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail.

‘We’re hiring’: Railroads Dive Into a Tight Labor Market

The U.S. freight-rail industry hasn’t gone unscathed when it comes to the nation’s labor shortage.

Taking Measure of STB’s Oberman

What’s the consequence of appointing as chairperson of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) a veteran of rough-and-tumble Chicago politics? Contentment and consternation, it seems.

IANA Elects New Board, Officers

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) yesterday announced it has installed its 2022 board and elected officers.

Schnitzer Aims for Boston Shredder Restart By March

US metal recycler Schnitzer Steel expects to resume shredding at its mega-shredder near Boston, Massachusetts, by the end of February following an early-December fire.

Aggregate Industries Acquires Cowden Assets

Aggregate Industries (AI), a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim in the United States, acquired the ready-mixed concrete and aggregate assets of Cowden, a supplier in Washington state.

International News

China-Europe Express Traffic Up 23% Between January and November

More than 15,000 freight trains were expected to operate between Chinese cities and European destinations by the end of 2021.
High-Strength Steel Gondola. United States Steel Corp., Norfolk Southern and The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. have teamed to design a “sustainable, high-strength steel” gondola. Learn More:

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