Railway Age Blogs

disruptive-thinking-about-railway-capital-requirements
November 01, 2016
It has been a bit more than a decade and a half since the rail industry, assisted by well-qualified consultants, alerted the public and industry watchers that economic growth would clearly require some form of a new partnership if the rail freight industry was to...
gbx-stock-slide-unwarranted-cowen-and-company
October 26, 2016
Investors tend to be a fickle, knee-jerking lot, and when it comes to railroads or railroad suppliers, often clueless. Case in point: The Greenbrier Companies stock price taking a 6.52% hit after GBX posted a very solid fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year 2016.
ernie-anastos-wnyw-tv-with-railway-age
October 21, 2016
Ernie Anastos, anchor of the 6:00 news on WNYW-TV Fox 5 New York, is one of the best broadcast journalists I’ve come across in numerous television appearances during my nearly 25 years at Railway Age.
“civil-war-era”-technology?-you’re-joking-right?
October 20, 2016
I’ve heard some pretty disingenuous (that’s a polite word for “dopey”) things said about railroads in my nearly 25 years at Railway Age. Nearly all of them have come from uninformed generalist reporters who are mostly clueless about what we do, how we do it,...
wick’s-winter-of-discontent
October 13, 2016
For newly minted Amtrak President Charles Wickliffe (Wick) Moorman IV, a winter of discontent is nigh.

my-gas-tax-is-going-up—finally
October 06, 2016
Only one day after the tragic wreck of a New Jersey Transit commuter train at Hoboken Terminal came some positive news about transportation in the state, specifically, how it’s funded. Unfortunately, the news got lost in the media circus surrounding the accident, and went mostly...
while-we’re-waiting-administrator-feinberg
October 04, 2016
While we’re waiting for the NTSB to analyze the event recorder data and forward-facing camera video on the NJ Transit cab car involved in the Sept. 29 Hoboken Terminal crash, assuming there is useable information (there is no data from the locomotive event recorder, because...
preventing-not-chasing-the-ambulance
September 30, 2016
The Sept. 29th NJ Transit accident in Hoboken will, of courser, trigger another round of the now-usual “how could its,” “should nevers,” “told yous,” “failure to properly regulates,” “lack of trusts,” “insufficient crew members,” “inadequate trainings” “cost/benefits,” from the usual parties, most of whom are...
hillary-and-trump-are-you-paying-attention-to-us?
September 06, 2016
Hey, Mr. Trump! Yeah you! The guy with the odd orange hairdo. You interested in supporting an American industry that invests billions of private capital, building worthwhile things, instead of constructing that ridiculous, narcissism-inspired, “beautiful” Mexico-financed wall you want to erect on our border with...
stb-dysfunction-menaces-revenue-adequacy
September 06, 2016
If you think a theater of the absurd is limited to presidential candidates less popular than the Grinch who stole Christmas, you’re missing Surface Transportation Board (STB) dysfunction where Chairman Dan Elliott’s leadership is infuriating fellow Democrat Deb Miller and Republican member Ann Begeman.