Railcar order update from Economic Planning Associates

05/2/2012 | ProgressiveRailroading.com

More than 12,000 railcars and 16,800 assemblies were ordered in the first quarter, with tank cars driving the demand, according to Economic Planning Associates. The research group holds steady with its estimate of 58,000 railcar deliveries this year. "Next year, a slowing in the recent frenetic production pace of small-cube covered hoppers will moderate the growth in deliveries to 59,000 units, before there is a modest easing to 57,500 deliveries in 2014," said officials with EPA.

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