Let’s admit it, and fix the expectation: U.S. Class I railroads have not experienced robust service recovery. Yet railroad optimism and expectations of satisfied customers persists. Why?
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a One-Trick Pony was foaled. His parents named him “PSR.” He had many attributes, so it was unfair that he was labeled a One-Trick Pony by his jealous detractors.
I have lived my life this way …The rain washed out the tracks …… ‘Can I find my way back again’?Yes. With a little help from my friends Here are my takeaways
Gil Lamphere and Henry Chidgey Talk PSR, and Growing the Top and Bottom Lines: RAIL GROUP ON AIR PODCAST
Everything you need to know about Precision Scheduled Railroading—how it got started, who started it and why, its promises and principles, and what it has become, for better or for worse—is here
Editor’s Note: This opinion piece is in response to my invitation for “reasonable, fact-based, non-political opinions on Precision Scheduled Railroading by experienced railroaders from both the agreement and non-agreement sectors, to encourage
Regarding the “point-counterpoint“ debate originally published in Fortune about Precision Scheduled Railroading and reproduced in Railway Age, with Brannon and Gorman on the “for” PSR side, and Rep. DeFazio (D-Ore.) not exactly on the “against”
Editor’s Note: Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) continues to be, in a word, controversial. This operating method traces its origins to the late Hunter Harrison and the Illinois Central in the early 1990s.
Precision Scheduled Railroading overall so far is not anywhere near “precise-delivery railroading.”
A renowned railroader offers his observations on Precision Scheduled Railroading, based on decades of experience.
Nothing burnishes an image like death. Ask Richard Nixon, not that you can, and that’s part of the beauty of the whole process. Once he or she is effectively and permanently silenced, memory can go to work blurring those hard edges, air brushing away those unfortunate blemishes on what some call a soul. And we’re left with “the great contributions.”