Fred Frailey Blog
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    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    In an essay of almost this same name two months ago, I suggested the scenario that led to the acquisition by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe stock it did not already own. Now comes the filing of proxy documents...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    We’re told the nation is in the grips of a terrible recession. Unemployment affects more than one in ten workers. Banks remain troubled. And so on and so on. I’m having trouble buying that idea, because I just crossed the state of Nebraska beside...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    In the course of the next few years, if things go okay, BNSF Railway should close the remaining single-track gaps in its magnificent Chicago-Los Angeles Transcon. There are three short gaps (including Abo Canyon) in New Mexico and one in Oklahoma...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    My column in the December 2009 Trains about encounters with police when watching or photographing trains produced no sadder response than the letter I got from a British man. In late 2007, Peter Elliott was standing on the Arizona side of the Colorado...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Just the other week I reported on another noticeable step-up in rail traffic --yet another sign that we’re ever-so-slowly climbing out of this year’s painful slump (see “What Happened to the Railroad Recovery?” Nov. 20). But that recovery, slender...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    I invite you to compare Amtrak’s legalistic rules on photography with the policy of Virgin Trains, which operates passenger trains over much of Great Britain. First of all, I dare you to find Amtrak’s policy on photography. Okay, that’s a joke because...

December, 2009