|  Clifton Linton

Rail-Car Deliveries Expected To Total 39,000 In 2017; Tank Cars, Covered Hoppers Account For 79%

New rail car deliveries are called at 39,000 cars in 2017 with tank cars and covered hoppers accounting for 79% of the total, predicted Richard Kloster, senior vice president and chief commercial officer of AllTranstek LLC, a private transportation consulting company. Other types of cars that could compose the remainder of the deliveries include box cars, flat cars and auto racks. In an article published by Progressive Railroading, Kloster said a theme for the rail-car manufacturing market in 2017 is the “transition of the new car market from one dominated by energy-related car types to a more traditional, replacement-driven market that extends across all car types.”&#...

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