Finnish open access freight operator Fenniarail has taken delivery of a sixth CZ Loko EffiShunter 1600 Co-Co diesel-electric locomotive, known as Dr18 in Finland.

ADIF has awarded Dragados and Tecsa Empresa Constructora a 30-month, €45·6m contract for works at the Madrid-Vicálvaro marshalling yard to facilitate 740 m long intermodal trains and reduce the gradients on the access lines. This forms part of a remodelling to enable the yard to handle traffic which currently uses the Abroñigal intermodal terminal, which is to be closed. 

RJ Corman Railroad Co has rebranded its transloading services as Transload Connect, and has signed a strategic partnership agreement with RSI Logistics which will serve as third-party operator at selected RJ Corman sites.

RM Rail has obtained Customs Union certification for its Type 15-1286 tank wagon designed for the transport of more than 100 types of chemicals, including light and dark oil products and aromatic hydrocarbons. The steam heated tank has a capacity of 88·1 m3 volume and 73 tonnes, and the wagon offers a design life of 32 years, up from the 24 years of older models.

Candian National has established an Indigenous Advisory Council with 10 representatives of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities who will provide advice on the railway’s relationship with more than 200 Indigenous communities. ‘We are confident that we will have a significant impact on protecting our environment, achieving economic inclusion and promoting reconciliation’, said Kanyen’kehà:ka Co-Chair Roberta Louise Jamieson.

Medway rail transport

In November Medway used adapted wagons to transport 4 650 tonnes of rails up to 108 m long on 11 trains between the Poço do Bispo Terminal in Lisboa and the Infraestruturas de Portugal yard in Entroncamento for Andrade & Ramos.

The Greenbrier Companies received orders for 6 200 wagons worth $670m in the three months from September 1, as well as orders to rebody 1 400 wagons. ‘As we close the first fiscal quarter, Greenbrier has received orders already equal to 36% of the total orders received in fiscal 2021’, said Chairman & CEO William A. Furman. ’These orders, along with our $2.8bn new railcar backlog as of August 31, provide Greenbrier with strong visibility for fiscal 2022 and beyond. Combined with a strong liquidity position and tax-advantaged cash flows from a growing lease fleet, Greenbrier is strongly-positioned in the recovering railcar markets on three continents.’