Innofreight wagons

Innofreight is to supply 300 InnoWaggons and 1 200 MonTainers XML open-top bulk containers to Budamar, which will use them to transport iron ore from the Slovakia-Ukraine border to Třinecké Železárny’s Třinec steelworks. Innofreight will also supply unloading equipment. Operations are scheduled to begin in 2023.


Beacon has acquired 230 Type FFA-G intermodal wagons as part of a long-term lease deal with Freightliner in the UK. The Ecofret Shortliner wagons were developed by Freightliner and manufacturers Greenbrier Europe and Wabtec UK to carry 9 ft 6 in high 40 ft containers.

Norfolk Southern has appointed Amy Miles as non-executive Chair from May 1; Miles has been a board member since 2014. Alan Shaw, who was appointed President in December 2021, will take the role of CEO on the retirement of Chairman & CEO James Squires on May 1.

VTG wagons.

VTG has appointed Dr Alexander Granderath as Chairman of the supervisory board.

The US Railway Supply Institute’s American Railway Car Institute Committee reports that Q4 2021 wagon orders increased by more than 50% over Q3. The order backlog also continued its quarterly increase, while deliveries remained steady.

Edward Monser has announced that he will not be standing for re-election to the Canadian Pacific board in April.

The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers elected its 2022 officers at its annual Winter Meeting in January: President Carrie Evans, Iowa Interstate Railroad; First Vice-President Kathy Bathurst, CSX Transportation; Second Vice-President Matt O’Kray, Genesee & Wyoming. The Immediate Past President is Stefan Loeb, Watcom; and new members of the MARS Executive Committee are: Justin Broyles, RJ Corman; Kristina Chambers, TTX; Nick Clark, CN; and Jim Titsworth, BNSF.