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A Rare Class-1 Rail CEO Gathering ...
A rare trio spoke in August before an important annual professional gathering that represents all transport modes: Three leading Class-1 CEOs – BNSF’s Matt Rose, Kansas City Southern’s Mike Haverty, and Norfolk Southern’s Wick Moorman – spoke at a forum called “Balanced Regulation & Freight Railroads"...
Fri, Sep 25 2009
Rush Loving on Why Buffett Bought BNSF
Matt Van Hattem
Guest post from Rush Loving Two weeks ago, when Warren Buffett announced his purchase of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, a number of journalists seemed surprised that anyone would want to buy a railroad. "A railroad might strike many people as a bit old-fashioned-more 19th century than 21st,"...
Fri, Nov 20 2009
Rush Loving: What Kind of Owner Will Warren Buffett Be?
Matt Van Hattem
By Rush Loving --UPDATED-- A lot of people at Burlington Northern Santa Fe are probably wondering what Warren Buffett will do to their company once Berkshire Hathaway completes its purchase in the next few months.. Everyone in the railroad industry knows all about predators who come seeking quick profits...
Thu, Jan 7 2010
Of fishing and photographing the Montana Rail Link
Special post from Tom Danneman, Trains magazine art director Last week, I returned from vacation in Montana where I was able to partake in two of my favorite pastimes: fishing and railfanning. I flew out to Spokane, Wash., where I met my brother and some friends. We didn't have...
Fri, Jun 3 2011
Rochelle Railroad Days 2013
[caption image="/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-00-07-48/3583.UP3788RochelleIL6_2D00_2_2D00_13_5F00_edited_2D00_1.jpg" position="right"]The Rochelle Railroad park is transformed into a small fairgrounds for the annual Rochelle Railroad Days, now in its eighth year...
Wed, Jun 5 2013
Cajon calling: Go home
A westbound baretable departs Summit, Calif., dawn Saturday. Jim Wrinn photo CAJON PASS, Calif. – I startle awake in my hotel room around 5 a.m. to a glowing green light on my smart phone lying next to the TV remote. I dismiss it as a late greeting from a pal or a message from my girlfriend...
Mon, Jan 13 2014
What's in a name?
[caption image="/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-00-07-48/8206.BNSF-blog.jpg" position="right"]The 'good old days' aren't a distant memory, they are here right now.[/caption] Much is made about the names—or lack thereof—for the railroads of the 21st...
Mon, Feb 10 2014
Are freight railroads starting to take passenger trains more seriously?
For most of the last half of the 20th century and into the start of the 21st, the apparent prevailing attitude of the large private, primarily freight-carrying railroads towards passenger trains was to treat them as a necessary nuisance and a hindrance to efficient, fluid freight movement. But there...
Tue, Feb 3 2015
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