Author: David Nahass

David Nahass, Railway Age Financial Editor

It’s Not the Size of the Gift. It’s the Cost!

FINANCIAL EDGE, RAILWAY AGE DECEMBER 2023 ISSUE: Everyone’s Holidays are costing more in 2023. Heck, everything costs more in 2023. After three years of rising prices, it is taxing. “Financial Edge” has spilled plenty of ink regarding rising railcar costs. If some is good, perhaps more is, well, maybe not better but necessary.

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Amtrak’s National Identity Perpetually Complicated

FINANCIAL EDGE, RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2023 ISSUE: This month’s “Financial Edge” almost did not make it into the November issue of Railway Age. Why? Overindulgence was the reason for the delay. Halloween? Harvest Celebration? The reason was more urbane, and the scene was at Newark Penn Station.

Supply Inelasticity

RAILROAD FINANCIAL DESK BOOK, RAILWAY AGE OCTOBER 2023 ISSUE: Welcome to Railway Age’s 2024 Railroad Financial Desk Book. Fall is upon North American rail. It is a time for the grain harvest


It’s Tough to Run a Railroad

FINANCIAL EDGE, RAILWAY AGE SEPTEMBER 2023 ISSUE: It has been a tough summer for North American rail. There’s the ongoing scrutiny of potentially intimidating practices of the railroads against whistle blowers. Then


A CARB-Free Diet Will Require Magic Beans

FINANCIAL EDGE, RAILWAY AGE AUGUST 2023 ISSUE: The new locomotive market has languished since 2016 the year prior to implementation of Tier IV emissions standards. In 2015 and 2016, according to David


Rail Insights Conference Roundup

FINANCIAL EDGE, RAILWAY AGE JULY 2022 ISSUE: At the 2023 iteration of the Rail Insights conference, hosted by Railway Age, broad scoping coverage of current and future rail industry related topics were

Hopes For a Second-Half Rebound

GUIDE TO EQUIPMENT LEASING, RAILWAY AGE JUNE 2023 ISSUE: Summertime is fast approaching. With the COVID-19 pandemic “officially” over, it is time to turn attention to different matters, such as the immanent

The late E. Hunter Harrison

What Do We Owe the Deceased?

FINANCIAL EDGE, RAILWAY AGE MAY 2023 ISSUE: Chat bots and AI are all the rage these days. Whether it is BingAI, BardAI or, fantasies of Terminatoresque or chatbot romance abound. (See

David Nahass, Railway Age Financial Editor

Rail Equipment Finance 2023 Key Takeaways

FINANCIAL EDGE, RAILWAY AGE APRIL 2023 ISSUE: In its 37th iteration, Tony Kruglinski’s Rail Equipment Finance Conference (REF) once again took place at the oasis in the desert: The LaQuinta Resort and

Forget H.R. 25, the Fair Tax Act. 45G Is What Counts

FINANCIAL EDGE, RAILWAY AGE, MARCH 2023 ISSUE: Oftentimes, “Financial Edge” gets an earful from readers—sometimes congratulatory like a Home Depotesque slogan: “You nailed it.” Other times there’s criticism, like being too much in the railroads’ pockets in supporting the industry’s safety record.