Author: William C. Vantuono

With Railway Age since 1992, William C. Vantuono has broadened and deepened the magazine's coverage of the technological revolution that is so swiftly changing the industry. He has also strengthened Railway Age’s leadership position in industry affairs with the conferences he conducts, among them Next-Generation Train Control, Light Rail, and Rail Insights. He is the author or co-author or editor of several books, among them All About Railroading; John Armstrong’s The Railroad: What It Is, What It Does; Railway Age’s Comprehensive Railroad Dictionary; and Planning, Engineering, and Operating Light Rail, With Applications in New Jersey.
Vision Accomplished: The History of Kansas City Southern. By William H. Galligan. Indiana University Press (Railroads Past and Present Series), Hardcover and ebook, 376 pp. $40.00
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Book Review: ‘Vision Accomplished’

RAILWAY AGE, MARCH 2024 ISSUE: William H. Galligan’s remarkable book on the history of a remarkable railroad, Kansas City Southern, isn’t a pure history book. Instead, it’s a chronicle of a company


STB + FRA = The Odd Couple

STB Chairman Marty Oberman and Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose are definitely sharing credits on Capitol Hill in an odd soap opera, the likes of which I’ve never seen in all my

Stadler Lands Metra BE Trainset Purchase

Chicago’s Metra has awarded a contract to Stadler U.S. for zero-emission, battery-electric (BE) single-level trainsets and as such “will be one of the first in the nation to operate this innovative technology.”

UP Confirms $3.4B Capex Program

At its 4Q/Full-Year 2023 earnings presentation, Union Pacific said it would invest $3.4 billion in capital this year. On Feb. 21, UP confirmed its plan to “support safe operations, renew assets and

Ancora Accelerates NS Takeover Attempt (Updated)

Ohio-based Ancora Holdings Group LLC, with affiliates and other participants—collectively called the “Investor Group”—on Feb. 20 launched a formal takeover attempt of Norfolk Southern, announcing eight prospective board members, a new CEO

NS’s 2024 ‘Opportunity Pipeline’

Pipelines can flow freely. They can have blockages. And they can leak. For railroads, those three conditions usually mean, respectively, a network with good velocity, or one experiencing service disruptions and losing