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RSI: Rail-car backlog falls in Q3


The total rail-car backlog declined from 135,805 units on July 1 to 122,591 units on Oct. 1, according to third-quarter data released by the Railway Supply Institute’s American Railway Car Institute Committee. The backlog previously stood at 138,856 on April 1, and 142,837 on Dec. 31, 2014.

Rail-car orders in the third quarter totaled 7,374 units compared with 19,786 in the second quarter. Orders previously totaled 15,952 units in the first quarter, 37,431 in fourth-quarter 2014, and 42,900 in third-quarter 2014.

Meanwhile, deliveries totaled 20,476 units in Q3, compared with 21,567 in Q2 and 19,996 in Q1. In 2014, deliveries totaled 18,941 in Q4 and 18,432 in Q3.

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