Builders of freight cars have long backlogs principally because of the new ways that freight cars are being financed. Short lines, financial institutions, shippers, and private and corporate investors are all buying railroad equipment. Increasingly railroads are becoming movers of other owners' rolling stock. The current effect on carbuilders and possible effects of an economic downturn on these new car owners are discussed.

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    Forbes Incorporated

    60 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10011
  • Authors:
    • Gibson, P
  • Publication Date: 1979-3-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 52
  • Serial:
    • Forbes
    • Volume: 123
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Forbes Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0015-6914

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  • Accession Number: 00193751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM