Posts Tagged ‘rail car orders’

Rail Car Orders Up in 1st Quarter

May 11, 2021

Rail-car orders in the first quarter of 2021 were 6,227 units, an increase from 3,397 units in the fourth quarter of 2020 the Railway Supply Institute’s American Railway Car Institute Committee reported.

A year ago, first quarter orders stood at 6,172 units.

Car deliveries in the first quarter fell to 5,996 units from 6,216 units in the fourth quarter and 10,824 in the first quarter of 2020.

The rail-car backlog was 34,829 units on April 1 which compares with 34,598 on Dec. 31, 2020; 37,417 on Oct. 1, 2020; and 39,612 on July 1, 2020.

Rail Car Orders Lagged in the 3rd Quarter

October 26, 2019

Rail car builders continue to produce new cars at a robust pace, but new orders are lagging, which the American Railway Car Institute said is evidence of a softer rail market.

During the third quarter of 2019 there were 7,315 rail-car orders placed, which was below the 11,754 cars ordered in the second quarter of this year and substantially less than the 24,972 cars ordered in the third quarter of 2018.

Car deliveries in the third quarter fell 7 percent to 14,571 cars from the 15,623 cars delivered in the second quarter, but rose 30 percent from the 11,221 cars delivered in the third quarter of 2018.

The rail-car backlog of 58,127 units on Oct. 1, was the lowest level since the second quarter of 2011 the ARCI said.

The Oct. 1 figure compares with 69,227 cars on July 1 and 73,076 cars on April 1.

The ARCI is part of the Railway Supply Institute.

RSI Says Rail Car Orders Rose in 2nd Quarter

July 25, 2018

The Railway Supply Institute’s American Railway Car Institute Committee reported this week that Rail car orders in the second quarter of 2018 totaled 23,788 units compared with 10,348 units in the first quarter of this year and 17,665 units in the second quarter of 2017.

Car deliveries in the second quarter declined to 13,071 units from 13,098 units in the first quarter, but were higher than the 10,625 units delivered in the second quarter of 2017.

The rail car backlog was 65,161 units on July 1, which compares with 55,216 units on April 1; 58,275 units on Dec. 31, 2017; and 64,253 units on Oct. 1, 2017.

Rail Car Orders, Tie Production Show Increases

April 26, 2018

Rail car orders and crosstie production are both up this year.

The Railway Supply Institute said rail-car orders in the first quarter totaled 10,348 units compared with 8,501 units in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 4,814 units in the first quarter of 2017.

However, car deliveries in the first quarter of 2018 fell to 13,098 units from 13,404 units in the fourth quarter of 2017. Deliveries for the third and second quarters of 2017 were 11,015 and 10,625 units, respectively. In the first quarter of 2017, deliveries totaled 10,042 units.

The rail-car backlog stood at 55,216 units as of April 1, 2018. That compares with 53,475 on Dec. 31, 2017; 64,253 on Oct. 1, 2017; and 66,561 on July 1, 2017, according to ARCI data.

The Railway Tie Association said tie production increased 4.3 percent to 1.47 million units in March and tie purchases inched up 0.2 percent to 1.84 million units compared with February levels.

On a year-over-year basis, purchases were up 2.7 percent in March, but production was down 21.1 percent.

In the first quarter, production totaled 4.16 million ties, down 25.1 percent compared with the same 2017 period. But purchases totaling 5.26 million ties climbed 21.8 percent.

Rail Car Orders Fell in 2017 4th Quarter

January 29, 2018

The American Railway Car Institute Committee of the Railway Supply Institute said last week that rail-car orders in the fourth quarter of 2017 totaled 8,501 units compared with 8,671 units in the third quarter and 4,866 units in the fourth quarter of 2016

Car deliveries in the last quarter of 2017 rose to 13,404 units from 11,015 units in the third quarter. Deliveries for the second quarter and first quarter of 2017 were 10,625 and 10,042 units, respectively.

By comparison deliveries in the last quarter of 2016 were 14,914 units.

At the end of 2017, the rail-car backlog was 58,275 units, a drop from the backlog of 64,253 units on Oct. 1, 2017; 66,561 on July 1, 2017; and 60,471 on April 1, 2017.