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Closer Look: Railcar

The Closer Look Series is comprised of six individual reports covering each of the six major car types. The full Closer Look Series (all six reports) can be purchased at a discount. 

Rail Closer Look: Box Cars $5500

The Rail Closer Look Series combines rail equipment intelligence with our Freight•cast™ forecasting model and FTR expert analysis to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

Learn how the Box Car fleet demographics are changing with limited new investment, and learn where new investment is expected to take place for the future.

Rail Closer Look: Covered Hoppers $5500

The Rail Closer Look Series combines rail equipment intelligence with our Freight•cast™ forecasting model and FTR expert analysis to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

Will frac sand continue to drive production of new cars for the Covered Hopper fleet? What is the outlook for grain car and plastic pellet Covered Hopper demand? Gain insight by car type segment in the industry's leading market forecast report.

Rail Closer Look: Flat Cars $5500

The Rail Closer Look Series combines rail equipment intelligence with our Freight•cast™ forecasting model and FTR expert analysis to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

Learn about the ownership trends in this car type, and the expectations for new investment across the various sub-segments of the Flat Car fleet.

Rail Closer Look: Gondolas $5500

The Rail Closer Look Series combines rail equipment intelligence with our Freight•cast™ forecasting model and FTR expert analysis to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

Learn where new investment is expected to take place for the Gondola fleet, and how this fleet’s demographics are responding to the new world of coal and steel shipping. The industry's leading market forecast report examines each car type segment's outlook.

Rail Closer Look: Open Top Hoppers $5500

The Rail Closer Look Series combines rail equipment intelligence with our Freight•cast™ forecasting model and FTR expert analysis to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

Unsure what to do with your Open Top Hopper investments in a depressed market that doesn't seem to have an end? The Open Top Hopper Report can help answer your questions.

Rail Closer Look: Tank Cars $5500

The Rail Closer Look Series combines rail equipment intelligence with our Freight•cast™ forecasting model and FTR expert analysis to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

In the 2018 report, gain insight by car type segment: validate your views surrounding Large Pressure Tank Cars and the impact on Large General Purpose Tank Cars due to new regulations.

Rail Closer Look: Full Series $24000

The Rail Closer Look Series combines rail equipment intelligence with our Freight•cast™ forecasting model and FTR expert analysis to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

The Rail Closer Look Series combines rail equipment intelligence with our Freight•cast™ forecasting model and FTR expert analysis to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

True to its name, the Rail Closer Look Series scrutinizes the current railcar market with respect to freight transportation across all car types in order to provide the most advanced analytics available in the rail industry. With a wealth of institutional knowledge and data, FTR provides the most complete annual update on trends in the North American Railcar Fleet.