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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Rush Loving: What Kind of Owner Will Warren Buffett Be?

    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...
  • Blog Post: Rush Loving on Why Buffett Bought BNSF

    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,"...
  • Blog Post: 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"...