Latest RSI ARCI Data Shows Freight Railcar Orders Declining in Q4

Newly released data by the RSI American Railway Car Institute Committee (ARCI) shows that freight railcar orders declined by over 40 percent in the fourth quarter. Deliveries and backlog also declined as the industry continues to grapple with economic challenges as a result of COVID-19.

ARCI statistics are compiled by RSI using data from North American freight railcar builders and is available to subscribers with a full breakdown by car type, including pressure and non-pressure cars, several categories of hopper cars, as well as other car types including boxcars, flats, and gondolas. To learn more about accessing the ARCI statistics, please click here.