The Evolution of the U.S. Railroad Industry: Infographic

The railroad industry in the U.S. is a multi-billion industry and the backbone of the economy. Despite the inter-state highway system and the air fright sector the importance of the railroad for the nation’s economy cannot be understated. Below are some of the fascinating facts of the railroad industry: Unlike many other countries the freight …

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Comparing the Returns of Railroad Stocks Year-to-Date

North American railroad stocks have performed very well so far this year. While the S&P 500 is up around 21% year-to-date, most of Class I railroads, with the exception of CSX, have shot up by over 26%. Canadian Pacific(CP) is the best of the group and has grown by over 34%. One reason CSX is …

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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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