Alaska Railroad

Michelle Maddox, incoming CFO, Alaska Railroad; and Peter J. Ray, retired Vice President, Engineering, Indiana Rail Road.

People News: ARRC, INRD

The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has elevated Michelle Maddox to Chief Financial Officer. Also, Peter J. Ray has retired as Vice President, Engineering at Indiana Rail Road (INRD), Railway Age’s 2012 and 2018 Regional of

Bill Sheffield, Alaska Railroad Corporation Board of Directors Chairman Emeritus, died Nov. 4. (According to ARRC, this Board photograph was the last official one taken in 2018.)
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Bill Sheffield, 1928-2022

William “Bill” Jennings Sheffield Jr., who, as Alaska Governor in 1984, brokered the deal to purchase Alaska Railroad from the federal government, died Nov. 4 in Anchorage. He was 94.

BNSF's Cary Hutchings is honored with the Michael P. Hickey Award from the IAMC. (Photo Courtesy of BNSF via LinkedIn)
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People News: BNSF, Patriot Rail, ARRC, STV

BNSF’s Cary Hutchings is honored with the Michael P. Hickey Award. Also, Patriot Rail names Jennifer Crotty Assistant Vice President Business Development; Alaska Railroad (ARRC) names Brian O’Dowd Director Engineering Services; and

ARRC Promotes Mesloh to CMO

The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) is promoting Sean Mesloh to Chief Mechanical Officer, effective March 1. The current CMO is 36-year railroad veteran Don Freestone, who retires February 28.

ARRC Issues RFQ to Replace Seward Terminal

In taking the next step “in pursuing a public-private partnership to develop the rail-marine terminal in Seward into the southcentral tourism industry’s lynchpin infrastructure,” the Alaska Railroad (ARRC) recently began advertising a Request for Qualification (RFQ).