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TTX Company
Type Private
Founded December 1955
Founder(s) Pennsylvania Railroad and Rail-trailer Co.
Headquarters Chicago, United States
Area served North America
Key people Thomas F. Wells, President and CEO
Industry Freight car provider
Website http://www.ttx.com


TTX Company is a private company that owns a large fleet of Freight cars and provides them to stockholding railroads. It also provides freightcar management services (information and accounting). TTX is the largest railcar provider in the United States.[1]

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History

TTX was originally founded in Pennsylvania in 1955 by the Railtrailer Company, the now-defunct Pennsylvania Railroad, and the now-defunct Norfolk and Western Railway.

Railtrailer started the idea of "intermodal" freight trailers to be shipped on various railroads to destinations that are usually not reached by major interstate highways, so the company began the "Trailer Train" system. In 1991, the company decided to change their company name from Trailer Train to TTX.

Fleet

The TTX fleet consists of over 200,000 flatcars, double-stack cars, autoracks, boxcars, and gondolas.[1] TTX owns a large number of reporting marks, reflecting the wide variety of cars that it owns.

Ownership

The following companies own stock in TTX.

The former logo of the company, replaced in 2008.

Between 1991 and 2008, the company used a yellow and black logo.

In March 2008, the company released a new logo, colored Tuscan red in honor of the founding PRR. The logo also contains the company's new slogan.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c TTX (2008). "Hot News!". [www.railpace.com Railpace Newsmagazine]. http://www.railpace.com/hotnews/. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 

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