Fred Frailey Blog
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    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    An Associated Press story makes clear what I’ve been suspecting: With the Keystone XL pipeline perhaps five years or more from completion, about the only way North Dakota oil drillers will get their product to market is by train. The XL is the...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    In his time, Jim McClellan has been many things. At a young age, Jim worked in marketing for New York Central, where he occasionally suffered the acid tongue of its legendary president Al Perlman. After Penn Central’s creation, he left for government...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    It’s not in New York City or Chicago. Whatever grandeur they possessed was lost in the teardowns of half a century ago. Washington, D.C., is nice, but not a friendly place. Kansas City is a personal favorite for the memories it holds, but...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman and the captains of industry who sit on the board of Canadian Pacific don’t play well together. Last Monday, after each side revealed the contents of emails they had exchanged in confidence, Ackman declared...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    I grant that what you see of the Sunflower State from 35,000 feet looks flat, but don’t be fooled. And even in the dead of winter, when the wheat fields show only stubble, there is a subtle beauty to the rolling topography along what I grew up...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Have you noticed that we seem to have a lot of potty problems lately? Amtrak is about to replace a concrete slab that has served as its station in Beaumont, Texas, with a 1,800-square foot structure that contains neither a bathroom nor air-conditioning...

January, 2012