This article discusses the difficulties experienced in the production sector of rail-cars. The market for rail-cars has increased rapidly in 2005 and expectedly into 2006, and the increasing demand by rail companies has forced manufacturers to use innovative techniques to keep up with demand. For example, many companies have opened new plants or expanded existing plants to accommodate the padding of fleets by leasing companies. Manufacturers are supplying centerbeams, covered hoppers, intermodal wells, large cube covered hoppers, coal cars, covered coil cars and gondolas to rail companies, which shows an across the board increase in rail commerce. Some builders are also moving to expand the burgeoning North American double-stack intermodal car market as well. Despite the prospects for possible increased capacity, the current situation still pushes back delivery times by six months to a year due to the growth of the market.

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    • Page range: pp 61-62, 65, 67, 69
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    Trade Press Publishing Corporation

    2100 West Florist Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53209-
  • Authors:
    • Stagl, J
  • Publication Date: 2005-9


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01006956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:33AM