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(The following article was extracted from the press release.)
Three of America's leading industrial and transportation companies – U. S. Steel, Norfolk Southern Corporation and The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. – jointly announced a new, more sustainable steel gondola railcar. Using an innovative formula for high-strength, lighter-weight steel developed by U. S. Steel, each gondola’s unloaded weight is reduced by up to 15,000 pounds. Gondola railcars transport loose bulk material such as metal scraps, coils, wood chips, steel slabs, and ore. Norfolk Southern will initially acquire 800 of the Greenbrier engineered gondolas.
The partnership between supplier, builder, and end-user is rooted in the recognition that North America's aging gondola fleet will soon require substantial replacement with a more sustainable design. U. S. Steel's materials innovation, Norfolk Southern's commitment to sustainable freight transportation, and Greenbrier's deep engineering capability have led to a stronger, lighter, and more energy-efficient product for the freight rail industry. U. S. Steel is a leader in designing advanced, lightweight and high-strength steel solutions for the automotive industry. It identified the interconnections between steel advancements for automobiles and adapted these to the rail industry.
Features of the newly designed gondolas provide several benefits:
“This remarkable collaboration with our partners at Norfolk Southern and Greenbrier is helping realize the full potential of U. S. Steel’s continued product innovations as sustainable solutions for the steel and transportation industries,” said U. S. Steel President and CEO David B. Burritt. “We’ve often said that together we can do anything! This joint initiative proves that point with an innovative railcar that is stronger, lighter and more capable, with the planet being the ultimate beneficiary.”
“The use of lightweight, high-strength steel is a real revolution for railcars. Not only will each gondola carry more material, they will do so by using less energy, making our operations, and our customer’s operations, even more environmentally friendly,” said James A. Squires, chairman and CEO of Norfolk Southern. “The advancements made by Norfolk Southern, U.S. Steel, and Greenbrier on these gondolas can be applied to other car types, ensuring that this sustainable innovation continues well into the future. Further, once these new gondolas are in service, we plan to recycle the previous models.”
“The work done by U. S. Steel, Norfolk Southern and Greenbrier promises significant benefits to all three companies and the freight transportation industry as a whole. The three partners on this next-generation transportation equipment have deep roots in industrial America. Together, we are leading the way to a net-zero carbon economy. I look forward to our continued partnership,” said William A. Furman, Greenbrier Chairman and CEO.
Moving freight by rail is the most environmentally friendly mode of surface transport, with the average U. S. railroad moving one ton of freight 470 miles per gallon of fuel. The high-strength steel gondola aims to further improve this performance for railroads. Learn more about the high-strength steel collaboration at go.gbrx.com/gondola.