Fred Frailey Blog
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    Posted over 3 years ago by Fred Frailey
    I am writing this from the first-class car of a Boston-bound Acela Express, thanks to the generosity of Amtrak Guest Rewards, which periodically mails its members upgrade coupons. My, this is a nice way to travel. Past the rooftops of Baltimore tenements...
    Posted over 3 years ago by Fred Frailey
    If you began reading Trains magazine the past 20 years, you may wonder at the frequent mentions on its pages and online, almost always in reverential manner, of David P. Morgan, when in fact nothing he wrote for that magazine has appeared on its pages...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    My colleague Don Phillips, writing in the August issue of Trains magazine , is of the belief that railroad mergers have one or two more rounds to go. Don was taken by the statements from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, chairman and vice chairman of...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    From time to time, I want to reintroduce you to books about railroads I’d gladly take to that proverbial desert island. These are books I love to go back to open at random pages and begin reading. They’re like old friends to me, which means, unfortunately...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    If you stray off New Mexico Highway 20 about a dozen miles south of Fort Sumner and stay close to the BNSF Railway tracks, you’ll eventually come upon a crumbling two-story building 100 yards north of the railroad. It was once an eight-room hotel...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    I learned long ago to pay attention to anomalies, that is, the totally unexpected. On a late Friday afternoon in 1962, I’m in the Santa Fe Railway tower in Holliday, Kan., waiting for the Chief, Kansas Cityan, and Tulsan to whiz by at five-minute...

July, 2010