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WIR 2018, Fourth Quarter

Week ending December 21
The Dow Theory and share prices; what they tell us about the State of the Union and its effect on the railroad outlook. Table. What REALLY is Precision Scheduled Railroading; Quotes from Hunter’s book set the record straight.

Week ending December 14
RailTrends 2018 recap. More than 300 attended; all the Class Is and 14 non-Class I operators represented. Adding value to the customer, PSR, sustainable profitable growth, reliability the major themes. Regional and short line panel on first-mile/last-mile role; creating a custom process out of the batch process delivered by the Class Is. Why carload trip plans must be dock-to-dock. Rod Case on trucks eating our lunch and what to do about it. Continue reading

WIR 2018, Third Quarter

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Week ending September 28
The Northeast Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) holds its annual fall conference in Tarrytown, NY. Stifel touches on recent developments in the Oil & Gas Exploration and Production arena. Soybean growers continue to get hammered by the US trade restrictions. Cherilyn Radbourne writes that CN is well-positioned to cope with next year’s burgeoning demand for its service. Iowa Interstate Railroad promotes Joe Parsons to President and CEO. RailTrends 2018 coming to the Times Square Marriott in NYC November 29-30.

Week ending September 21
KCS holds its annual “Strategic Partners Conference” in KC; partnership with short lines and regional railroads a key ingredient to growth. Union Pacific debuts “Unified Plan 2020” based on Precision Scheduled Railroading principles; builds on “Blend and Balance” initiative begun in May. Continue reading