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FreightCar America - RAIL -
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Emcee:  Carey Thompson Type:  Unmoderated
In Sep 2005 - I read an informative article in the "Rocky Mtn News" reviewing the
shortage of rail cars to carry the coal from the western slope of Colorado & Powder
River Basin of Wyoming to end markets. The RRs impacted were the Union Pacific
and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Both railroads stated they are improving their
rail lines in the areas, AND experiencing a shortage of railcars that carry the
coal to markets in the east and midwest.

My conclusion is coal is needed for electric power generation. Also, electric power
is intergal to modern American life, so all supply links are intergal. Railroads,
railcars, barges, trucks, coal mines are all supply links.

I did research and found 4 railcar cos: FreightCar America, Trininty Industries,
Greenbrier, and National Steel Car. I chose FreightCar America, sym=rail, because
it is a pure play on coal carrying rail cars in America.
In addition RAIL pioneered and builds the lighter and cheaper-to-pull aluminun railcars
while all other competitors except TRIN builds 30% heavier steel rail cars.
Trinity has railcars, barges, aggregates, engineering and other interests
throughout the world. Greenbrier manufactures and leases railcars throughout
the world. I could not find much data on Natl Steel Car.
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64Numbers worse than expected. Looking for panic selling to send this down to overdkflorida2-3/28/2023
63Bought 100 shares. $3.10. Will hold just to have skin in the game. RDKrdkflorida2-3/17/2023
62Watching. PPS may move soon.rdkflorida2-1/25/2023
61[youtube video]Chartgod-3/31/2021
60RAIL [fwiw] +++++++++++ [graphic] +++++++++++ [graphic]Chartgod-3/31/2021
59L.B. Foster to acquire Portec Pittsburgh Business Times L.B. Foster Co. said Werichardred-2/17/2010
58No you have it wrong. It's CP siding like CNR sidings. Suez mile 273 on BALGoose94-8/30/2009
57CP is the ticker symbol for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Thompson-8/30/2009
56CP means Canadian Pacific?Goose94-8/30/2009
55I reviewed the film carefully. 1) The Metrolink train (RED Train) failed to stoCarey Thompson-8/30/2009
54Here is the animation of the events that occurred at Chatsworth California. In iGoose94-8/29/2009
53It is encouraging to see the scenic railroad is modernizing. The description Carey Thompson-5/15/2009
52News May 15, 2009 Canadian National Railway Company and the Sault Ste. Marie EcGoose94-5/15/2009
51Capreol Inducted into Canadian Railway Hall of Fame on its 90th Birthday 18:00 Goose94-8/4/2008
50I am from Denver, CO. I visited Canada for the only time in my life in 2001. Carey Thompson-7/30/2008
49What part of the world you from?Goose94-7/29/2008
48The RR town in northern Ontario is worth a visit if you are ever in that part ofCarey Thompson-7/29/2008
46CSX is having some serious track issues. It is time to fix that patch of track Carey Thompson-4/11/2008
44Pretty cool Train/Truck/Thingy. Best Regards, CareyCarey Thompson-3/30/2008
42>I would guess the type of railcars are the flat bed railcars used to transporichardred-3/17/2008
41Demand is up for containers, and the railcars to ship the containers to ports. Carey Thompson-3/16/2008
40Containers, Cargo Space For US Ag Exports In Tight Supply Posted by Truth Abrichardred-3/16/2008
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