How the US Railroad Industry Became a Monopoly: Chart

A few years ago I wrote a post about how the US railroad industry has become a monopoly with a neat map. The article was well received and continues to receive interest from readers. The following post is an update to that article. Of the Class I railroads in the US, the following four are …

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What Fits In One Rail Car: Infographic

Ever wonder what fits in one rail car? The following infographic shows how much a rail car holds for some of the items: Click to enlarge Source: AAR The major North American listed railroads are: Company: Canadian National Railway Co (CNI) Company: Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd(CP) Company: CSX Corp (CSX) Company: Kansas City Southern (KSU) …

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On the Performance of North American Railroad Stocks

The transportation sector is lagging so far this year relative to the performance of utilities and healthcare. Railroads form a big portion of the transportation sector. The year-to-date returns of major North American Class I railroad stocks is shown below: Click to enlarge The 5-year returns of major North American Class I railroad stocks is …

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Is it Time to Invest in Railroad Stocks ?

The Railroad industry in North America is an oligopoly with a handful of players dominating the market. From an investment perspective railroads are solid long-term investments with consistent growth and stable and growing dividends. As a cyclical sector, railroads tend to follow the overall state of the economy. Railroad stocks were flat to down until …

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US High Speed Rail System Dream Map

The U.S. lags the rest of the world in the high-speed rail transportation. When compared to other developed countries like Japan, France, Germany, etc. the U.S. has a third-rate high-speed rail system. In fact, the only high-speed train called the Acela Express has a maximum speed of only 150 mph (241 kph). Compared to this pathetic …

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Railroad Operator CSX to Move Listing from NYSE to Nasdaq

Eight railroad companies currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Out of these five are American railroads. Now CSX Corporation, one of the Class I railroads is moving its stock listing from the NYSE to NASDAQ effective after the market close of December 21, 2015. The ticker will continue to remain “CSX“. Below is an …

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