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what’s-going-on-at-csx?
July 21, 2017
Hunter Harrison, what exactly is going on at CSX? I’m hearing lots of voices. They’ve become loud and frequent and as such are nearly impossible to ignore. They’re the voices of railroaders, from the executive to the train and engine service level. They’re former and...
fela-durable-and-still-going
July 10, 2017
It was an accessory to the jailing of three labor union presidents. It may encourage bad decision-making by rail managers. Its lottery-like jury awards seduce plaintiff attorneys. It can send an injured rail worker to the poor house. And it encourages adversarial relationships in the...
rail-labor-talks-await-logic-reality
July 06, 2017
Nineteenth century economist Thomas Malthus is associated with a failure to recognize improved productivity as a tide lifting humankind’s standard of living.
summer-of-the-angry-bear
June 26, 2017
The news coming out of New York City hasn’t been very good lately: Daily, almost, service disruptions on the subway system. “Minor” derailments that injure passengers. A fatal injury to an LIRR maintenance-of-way employee. Forced service reductions at Pennsylvania Station to accommodate extensive maintenance of...
book-review-“my-life-with-trains-memoir-of-a-railroader”
June 21, 2017
In his just-published “My Life with Trains: Memoir of a Railroader,” the late Jim McClellan (June 10, 1939 – Oct. 14, 2016) left us with a detailed description of how difficult leadership can be.

industry-committees-provide-vital-services
June 19, 2017
Each year, hundreds of executives, technical experts, engineers and safety officers from across the railway supplier universe engage in an activity that, while largely unheralded, is enormously important to our industry and the North American economy.
stb-update-waiting-for-godot
June 16, 2017
As a perfect scene does not a great movie make, ideal legislation cannot deliver its intent absent proficient administration.
defending-the-rail-industry-from-falsehoods
May 24, 2017
Railroads and their customers must not leave fate in the hands of a misinformed public.
trump-beware-banquo’s-ghost-lurks
May 04, 2017
“Fire burn and caldron bubble … something wicked this way comes”—and it’s neither Shakespeare’s Macbeth nor his lady.
jeff-morales-has-probably-stomached-enough-lunacy
April 24, 2017
For reasons unspecified other than he may have had enough of dealing with hostile politicians like Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Rail Subcommittee, California High Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales announced April 21 he is stepping down...

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