Education - Part 5B7
Unpowered Railroad Cars - Car Manufacturers
Unpowered Railroad Car Manufacturers
At one time, many passenger-car manufacturers existed, but today there are relatively few. Pullman Company was once the premier builder of passenger sleeping cars and through a merger, formed Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company which built all manner of railroad cars. Pullman in any form ceased operation in 1981.
Several major railroads operated facilities to both manufacture and maintain locomotives and railroad cars. Today, most such facilities focus on maintenance and repair.
The following companies are among the leaders in railroad car manufacture, both freight and passenger:
Alstom, (many locations)
Bombardier Transportation (many locations)
Budd Company (No longer operating; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CJSC Transmashholding (Moscow, Russia)
Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. (Beasain, Spain)
FreightCar America (Chicago and Mexico)
Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, India
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Kobe, Japan)
US Railcar Company (Columbus, Ohio)
For an extensive list of railroad car manufactures, go here. Keep in mind that some firms listed are no longer in operation.