Rail Industry Specialist News

Rail Industry Specialist, Inc. Unveils New Website August 2015

RIS launches a Website created by Toomey Associates, Ltd. of Hinsdale, IL. The bold, freshly designed site (www.railindustryspecialist.com) provides expanded information about RIS’s many accomplishments and projects, as well as important information for future clients in an easily accessible format. The new Website supports RIS’s true dedication

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Rail Industry Specialist, Inc. Selected by Action Investors

RIS has been selected by Action Investors to develop a comprehensive program to sell, outright and/or dismantle one hundred and sixty-eight “All Steel Plate (B) Boxcars.” In addition, RIS was selected to manage the sale of the heavy metal scrap, and the future disposition of parts and

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“News From Freightlink” October 2007, Freightlink.com (Australian Website)

Work at SA’s Islington Workshops is picking up pace as around 70 new hopper wagons being built by Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia (CFCLA) for the Territory Resources’ iron ore task take shape. Pending increase in output from Frances Creek, more wagons and locomotives (in addition to

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“News From Freightlink” Freightlink.com (Australian Website)

Work at SA’s Islington Workshops is picking up pace as around 70 new hopper wagons’ being built by Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia (CFCLA) for the Territory Resources’ iron ore task take shape. Pending increase in output from Frances Creek, more wagons and locomotives (in addition to

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“Chicago Freight Car Leasing Company” October 2005, Anchor Age (US Publication)

Refurbished railcars have been transiting the Port of Savannah as Ro/Ro cargo enroute to the Port of Fremantle in western Australia. Chicago Freight Car Leasing Company’s (CFCL) subsidiary CFCL Australia Pty. Ltd. (CFCLA) refurbishes railcars into railway wagons in the U.S. and then leases them in Australia.

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“GL Class – Technical Overview” October 2003, Motive Power (Australian Publication)

The “GL” class was developed from a need to supply a low cost 3000hp dual cab locomotive for the CFCLA lease fleet. To meet the need, surplus C30-7A locomotives in the United States of America were identified to provide the engine and propulsion kit to be installed

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“GL 181 Unveiled” April 2003, Motive Power (Australian Publication)

Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia (CFCLA) officially unveiled the first 3000HP GL Class locomotive at the Powerhouse Museum on the evening of Tuesday 28 January. Over 100 invited guests from all facets of the rail industry attended the function to celebrate the arrival of GL101. Fred Sassar,

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“Port Lays Tracks for Rail Venture Down Under” September 2002, Port of Baltimore (US Publication)

The Port of Baltimore has a hand in a new railroad line that is under construction between Alice Springs and Darwin, some 12,000 miles away. Sound like the premise for a yet-to-be-made-sci-fi film? Hardly. Just ask Mike McGee, Project Manager of Locomotives and Rollingstock (freight cars) for

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“Automatic Discharge Hoppers Exapand CFCLA Fleet” March 2001, Railpage Australia (Australian Website)

Leading rail-leasing company CFCL Australia announced today that it is continuing to expand its Australian lease portfolio with the addition of 42 open-top automated-discharge ballast hoppers to its wagon fleet. Forty-two wagon shells refurbished by CFCLA’s US parent company arrived in Western Australia late last year. Perth-based

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“Bold Initiative in $5 Million Rail Wagon Build” March 2000, Railpage Australia (Australian Website)

The expansion of its independently owned wagon lease fleet by CFCL Australia will bring significant benefits to interstate and regional rail operators. CFCL Australia (CFCLA) is augmenting its existing wagon lease fleet with the purchase of 50 new low-tare high-speed flat wagons, suitable for intermodal container traffic.

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