Rail Car Deliveries Fell in 2nd Quarter

Rail car deliveries in the second quarter were 8,441 units, a fall of 15,623 units when compared to the same period in 2019 period.

The Railway Supply Institute’s American Railway Car Institute Committee said rail cars delivered during the second quarter this year also fell when compared to the first quarter deliveries of this year of 10,824 units.

The number of rail cars ordered in the second quarter declined to 1,923 units from 11,754 ordered during the same period a year ago.

Orders previously totaled 6,172 units in the first quarter and 8,464 units in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The rail car backlog was 39,612 units on July 1, down from 46,330 units on April 1.

The backlog previously totaled 51,295 units on Dec. 31, 2019, and 58,127 units on Oct. 1, 2019.

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