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TTX orders 2,200 cars to keep pace with increasing intermodal traffic


TTX Co. recently ordered 2,216 rail cars from four North American car builders. Delivery is expected later this year and in 2004.

TTX ordered 939 three-unit, 53-foot articulated and 880 53-foot stand-alone well cars from The Greenbrier Cos.' Gunderson Inc. and TrentonWorks Ltd., and National Steel Car Ltd. and Thrall-Trinity Freight Car Inc.; 100 89-foot, 100-ton steel-deck flat cars from Johnstown America Corp.; and 300 centerbeam cars from National Steel Car.

"These orders are consistent with our long-term optimism regarding railroad intermodal traffic," said TTX President Andrew Reardon in a prepared statement.

Owned by North America's nine largest railroads, TTX owns and operates a free-running pool of more than 152,000 cars.

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