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GUANGSHEN RAILWAY COMPANY LIMITED (GSH)
Guangshen Railway Company Limited provides railway passenger and freight transportation services between Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and certain long-distance passenger transportation services. Its freight services include the transportation of whole and partial carload cargo, containers, and special and regular cargo. The company also operates other businesses, such as retail sales of food, beverages, and merchandise aboard its trains and in its stations; advertising; tourism; and property leasing. As of December 31, 2004, it operated 117 pairs of passenger trains per day, of which 64 pairs were high-speed express passenger trains operating between Guangzhou and Shenzhen; 2 pairs were regular-speed passenger trains operating between Guangzhou and Shenzhen; 13 pairs were Hong Kong through-trains; and 38 pairs were domestic long-distance passenger trains. As of the same date, there were 26 stations situated on its rail line, providing services for cities, towns, and ports situated between Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the Guangzhou-Shenzhen corridor, and Hong Kong. Guangshen Railway Company is based in Shenzhen, China.
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LIMITED (CP)
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CPR) operates as a transcontinental railway in North America. The company provides rail and intermodal freight transportation services to a network of approximately 13,800 miles serving the principal business centers of Canada, and the midwestern and northeastern United States. It transports bulk commodities, such as grain, coal, sulfur and fertilizers; merchandise freight, which consists of finished vehicles and automotive parts, and forest and industrial products; and intermodal traffic, which include consumer products transported in containers that can be handled by train, ship and truck, and domestic containers. CPR was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY (CNI)
Canadian National Railway Company operates in the rail industry in North America. It provides passenger rail services, including roadbed, and related facilities and services; intercity passenger service; commuter train services; and access and crews for passenger services. The company also engages in the rail transportation of plastics, sulfur, petroleum, and gas products; metals, equipment and parts, construction materials, and iron ore; lumber, fibers, paper, and panels; coal and petroleum coke; food grains, oilseed products, and feed grains; and automotive products. Further, it provides intermodal services. As of December 31, 2004, Canadian National operated approximately 12,900 route miles in 8 Canadian provinces and 6,400 route miles in 16 states in the United States. The company was incorporated in 1922 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION (UNP)
Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. The company has approximately 33,000 route miles linking Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways, and provides various north/south corridors to Mexican gateways. It provides transportation services mainly for commodities, which include agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, and industrial products, as well as international traffic for steamship customers. Union Pacific was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
PORTEC RAIL PRODUCTS INC (PRPX)
Portec Rail Products, Inc. engages in the manufacture, supply, and distribution of various railroad products. The company operates in four divisions: Railway Maintenance Products, Shipping Systems, 3094497 Nova Scotia Company (Canada), and Portec Rail Products (UK), Ltd. (Rail Products). The Railway Maintenance Products division manufactures and assembles track components and related products, friction management products, wayside data collection, and data management systems. It also provides services to railroads, transit systems, and railroad contractors, as well as distributes and resells purchased track components and lubricants manufactured by third parties. In addition, this division designs, manufactures, and provides wayside measurement and detection products, services, and support for railway transportation industry. The Shipping Systems division engineers and sells load securement systems to the railroad freight car market. The Canada division manufactures rail anchors and rail spikes, and assembles friction management products primarily for Canadian railroads. It also manufactures stick lubrication and application systems, and a liquid friction modifier. The Rail Products division sells friction management products and services to the United Kingdom passenger rail network. Its material handling business offers product lines, such as overhead and floor conveyor systems, racking systems, and mezzanine flooring systems primarily for the United Kingdom-based companies in the manufacturing, distribution, garment, and food industries. The company sells its products through direct sales force, third party sales representatives, agents, and distributors. It operates primarily in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Portec Rail Products was founded by Fred A. Poor in 1906. The company is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation, doing business as Wabtec Corporation, manufactures various equipments for the rail industry worldwide. The company offers brakes and related components; brake assemblies; draft gears, couplers and slack adjusters; air compressors and dryers; railway electronics, including event recorders, control and monitoring equipment, and end of train devices; friction products; rail and bus door assemblies; heat exchangers and cooling systems; sanitation systems and locomotive refrigerators; switcher and commuter locomotives; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Wabtec also provides services related to locomotive overhauls; locomotive and freight car fleet maintenance; supplier-managed inventory; and component repair, upgrade, and reconditioning. It offers its products and services to the railroad companies, manufacturers and lessors of transportation equipment, and passenger transit authorities. The company was founded by George Westinghouse in 1869 and is headquartered in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania.
CSX Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of rail networks in the United States, as well as in the provision of integrated rail and truck transportation services across the United States, and primary markets in Canada and Mexico. It provides rail freight transportation over a network of approximately 22,000 route miles in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 Canadian provinces. The company also provides transcontinental intermodal transportation services across North America through approximately 500 trains among its 44 terminals weekly. In addition, CSX also owns and operates the Greenbrier, a AAA Five-Diamond resort, located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. CSX Corporation is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
GENESEE & WYOMING INC (GWR)
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Bolivia. The company operates in two segments North American Railroads and Australian Railroads. The North American Railroads segment transports various commodities, such as coal, coke, and ores; pulp and paper, lumber and forest products, and petroleum products, such as fuel oil and crude oil; metals, including scrap metal, finished steel products, and coated pipe; minerals and stone, such as cement, gravel, stone, and salt; chemicals-plastics; farm and food products; autos and auto parts; and intermodal, including various commodities shipped in trailers or containers on flat cars. The Australian Railroads segment transports grains consists of wheat, barley, lupins, canola, and oats; ores and minerals; iron Ores, such as lump and fine ores; alumina; bauxite; gypsum; and other commodities, including caustic chemicals, as well as provides hook and pull service. It also provides freight car switching and rail-related services to industrial companies in the United States. As of May 2, 2005, the company operated approximately 8,200 miles of owned, jointly owned, or leased track, as well as access to approximately 3,000 additional miles under track access arrangements. Genesee & Wyoming was founded in 1899 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.
NORFOLK SOUTHER CORPORATION (NSC)
Norfolk Southern Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages principally in the rail transportation business. The company's railroads carry raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the United States and parts of Canada. Its railroads also transport overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. Its general merchandise traffic consists of five groups: Automotive; Chemicals; Metals and Construction; Agriculture, Consumer Products, and Government; and Paper, Clay, and Forest Products. The Automotive group includes finished vehicles and auto parts. The Chemicals group consists of sulfur and related chemicals, petroleum products, chlorine and bleaching compounds, plastics, rubber, industrial chemicals, chemical wastes, and municipal wastes. The Metals and Construction group comprises steel, aluminum products, machinery, scrap metals, cement, aggregates, bricks and minerals. The Agriculture, Consumer Products, and Government group includes soybeans, wheat, corn, fertilizer, animal and poultry feed, food oils, flour, beverages, canned goods, sweeteners, consumer products, ethanol, and items for the military. The Paper, Clay, and Forest Products group consists of lumber and wood products, pulp board and paper products, wood fibers, wood pulp, scrap paper, and clay. Norfolk Southern's coal traffic includes coal, coke, and iron ore. In addition, the company's intermodal traffic consists of shipments moving in trailers, domestic and international containers, and roadrailer equipment. These shipments are handled on behalf of intermodal marketing companies, international steamship lines, truckers, and other shippers. As of March 17, 2005, it operated approximately 21,300 rail route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Ontario, Canada. Norfolk Southern was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.
KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (KSU)
Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of rail network in North America. It operates north/south rail route among Kansas City, Missouri, and various key ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas encompassing a 10-state region in the Midwest and southern parts of the United States. The company also operates direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo in Texas, serving various Mexico's industrial cities and 3 of its shipping ports; and 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas. In addition, it holds a concession to operate a 47-mile coast-to-coast railroad located adjacent to the Panama Canal, as well as operates commuter and tourist railway services. Its customers include companies conducting business in various industries, including electric-generating utilities, chemical and petroleum products, forest products and metals, agriculture and mineral products, automotive products, and intermodal traffic. As of December 2, 2005, its rail network comprised approximately 6,000 miles of main and branch lines extending from the Midwest and Southeastern portions of the United States south into Mexico. The company was founded as Kansas City Southern Industries, Inc. in 1962 and changed its name to Kansas City Southern in 2002. Kansas City Southern is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE CORPORATION (BNI)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides rail transportation services in North America. The company transports various products and commodities, including consumer, industrial, coal, and agricultural products. Consumer products include automotives, such as motor vehicles and vehicle parts, as well as perishables and dry boxcar products, including beverages, canned goods, and perishable food items. It also transports other consumer goods, such as cotton, salt, rubber, and tires. Industrial products include construction products, such as clays, sands, cements, aggregates, sodium compounds, and other industrial minerals; building products, including lumber, plywood, oriented strand board, particleboard, paper products, pulpmill feedstocks, wood pulp, and sawlogs; and chemical and plastic products, such as caustic soda, chlorine, industrial gases, acids, polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride, which are used by automotive, housing, and packaging industries. Agricultural products include wheat, corn, bulk foods, soybeans, oil seeds and meals, feeds, barley, oats and rye, milo, oils, malt, and flour and mill products. As of December 31, 2003, the company operated a railroad system consisting of approximately 32,000 route miles of track, of which approximately 24,500 miles are owned route miles, through 28 states and 2 Canadian provinces. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
TRINITY INDUSTRIES INC (TRN)
Trinity Industries, Inc. provides various products and services for the transportation, industrial, construction, and energy sectors in the United States and Europe. It operates in five groups: Rail, Railcar Leasing and Management Services, Construction Products, Inland Barge, and Industrial Products. The Rail Group manufactures and sells railcars and component parts, such as tank cars, auto carrier cars, hopper cars, box cars, intermodal cars, gondola cars, and specialty cars. The Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group provides fleet management, maintenance, and leasing services. The Construction Products Group offers highway guardrail and safety products, concrete and aggregates, and girders and beams used in the construction of highway and railway bridges; and weld pipe fittings, such as caps, elbows, return bends, tees, concentric and eccentric reducers, and full and reducing outlet tees used in pressure piping systems. The Inland Barge Group manufactures and sells various dry cargo barges, such as deck barges, and open or covered hopper barges that transport various commodities, including grain, coal, and aggregates. It also produces tank barges used for transporting liquid products. The Industrial Products Group produces tank heads, and pressure and nonpressure containers for the storage and transportation of liquefied gases, and other liquid and dry products. The company's customers include railroads; leasing companies; utilities; grain shippers; construction and industrial companies; and pipeline, petrochemical, and nonpetrochemical process companies. Trinity Industries was incorporated in 1933 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
PROVIDENCE AND WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY (PWX)
Providence and Worcester Railroad Company operates as a class II regional freight railroad operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. The company transports various commodities, such as construction aggregate, iron and steel products, chemicals, lumber, scrap metals, plastic resins, cement, coal, construction, and demolition debris, as well as processed foods and edible food stuffs, such as frozen foods, corn syrup, and animal and vegetable oils. The company is based in Worcester, Massachusetts.
GREENBRIER COMPANIES INC (GBX)
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. provides freight car solutions in North America and Europe. It operates in two segments: Manufacturing, and Leasing and Services. The Manufacturing segment designs, manufactures, and markets intermodal railcars, including double stack railcars to carry containers; conventional railcars, including boxcars, which are used in forest products, automotive, perishables, and general merchandise applications; pressurized tank cars for liquid petroleum gas and ammonia; and nonpressurized tank cars for light oil, chemicals, and other products. This segment also offers center partition flat cars, bulkhead flat cars, flat cars for automotive transportation, and solid waste service flat cars; covered hopper cars for the grain, cement, and plastics industries; gondolas and coil cars for the steel and metals markets; coal cars; sliding wall cars; and rolling highway cars. The company also provides repair and refurbishment of railcars for third parties, as well as of its own leased and managed fleet. In addition, it manufactures ocean going deck barges, double-hull tank barges, railcar/deck barges, barges for aggregates and other heavy industrial products, and ocean going dump barges. The Leasing and Services segment owns approximately 10,000 railcars and provides management services, including railcar maintenance; railcar accounting services, such as billing and revenue collection, and car hire receivable and payable administration; and railcar remarketing to approximately 129,000 railcars for railroads, shippers, and other leasing and transportation companies. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
FREIGHTCAR AMERICA INC (RAIL)
FreightCar America, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of aluminum-bodied and steel-bodied railcars for hauling coal, other bulk commodities, steel and other metals, forest products, and automobiles in North America. It offers its products in five categories: coal-carrying railcars, industrial and steel-carrying railcars, vehicle-carrying and intermodal railcars, forest products-carrying railcars, and mineral-carrying railcars. The company's coal-carrying railcars product category includes BethGon railcars, AutoFlood railcars, and aluminum quad hopper railcars. Its industrial and steel-carrying railcars product category comprises small covered hopper railcars, mill gondola railcars, slab railcars, coiled steel railcars, and flat railcars. The company's vehicle-carrying and intermodal railcars product category includes aluminum vehicle carrier railcars and articulated bulk container railcars. Its forest products-carrying railcars product category consists of hybrid center beam railcars, woodchip railcars, and bulkhead flat railcars. The company's mineral-carrying railcars product category includes ore hopper railcars and aggregate railcars. It also refurbishes and rebuilds railcars, and sells forged, cast, and fabricated parts for railcars that it produce, as well as those manufactured by others. FreightCar America's primary customers include leasing companies, utilities, railroads, and industrial companies. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
AMERICAN RAILCAR INDUSTRIES INC (ARII)
American Railcar Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and marketing of covered hopper and tank railcars in North America. It operates in two segments, Manufacturing Operations and Railcar Services. The Manufacturing Operations segment offers special, customized, and general purpose railcars and related components primarily for the North American railcar and industrial markets. This segment offers general service hopper railcars that carry cement, grain and other food products, soda ash and other dry granular products; specialty covered hopper railcars, which carry flour, clays, food, industrial grade corn starches, and plastic pellets; and other hopper railcars that target specific customers and specific loads, including grain railcars, cement railcars, plastic pellet railcars. Its tank railcars handle various commodities, including petroleum products, ethanol, asphalt, vegetable oil, corn syrup, and other food products. In addition, this segment designs and manufactures custom and standard railcar components comprising valves and discharge outlets, manway covers, and valve body castings; outlet components and running boards; hitches; and aluminum and special alloy steel castings. The Railcar Services segment provides railcar repair and refurbishment, and railcar fleet management services primarily to leasing companies and shippers. Its repair and refurbishment services include light and heavy railcar repairs, exterior painting, interior lining application and cleaning, tank and safety valve testing, railcar inspections, wheel replacement, and conversion or reassignment of railcars from one purpose to another; and fleet management services comprise mileage accounting, rolling stock taxes, regulatory compliance, engineering services, field engineering services, online service access, and maintenance planning. American Railcar Industries was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri.