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By Richard F. Timmons President, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Question: How many man-hours  are hired when a short line railroad spends $1 million on upgrading typical short…
By Anthony Kruglinski I had a conversation last month with Pat Mazzanti, president of Railroad Appraisal Associates (formerly Norman Seip & Associates), the oldest rail equipment appraisal organization in North…
By Scott T. Matheson, CFA, CPA Senior Director, Investment Research, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors  On Nov. 3, Warren Buffett announced his company’s intention to acquire BNSF. He commented on CNBC that…
By Keith Hartwell   A friend of mine, a camp counselor as a teenager, often recounts an early learning experience. He was in charge of 10 eight-year-old boys. His primary…
By Anthony D. Kruglinski   Our regular readers know that in addition to being a Contributing Editor at Railway Age, I am the President of Railroad Financial Corp., a financial…
By Douglas John Bowen, Managing Editor   Dallas gets it. It’s expanding its existing light rail transit network, augmenting regional rail, and bolstering existing Amtrak service, even as it faces…
By Richard F. Timmons President, American Short line and Regional Railroad Association In the midst of unprecedented and historic regulatory changes demanding our attention and resources during the past year,…
By Anthony Kruglinski Railroad Financial Corp. (my firm) recently wrapped up its 24th Annual Rail Equipment Finance Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. This year nearly 250 people attended (two dozen…
By Jerry VestAlmost 20 years ago, federal surface transportation policy changed for the better. Enactment of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) meant the days of Congress…
By Tony Kruglinski, Financial Editor As readers of this column already know, the rail industry has enjoyed more than 30 years of seemingly limitless financing of its equipment needs by…
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