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Book Recommendations on Modern Train Businesses
« on: December 17, 2018, 10:10:58 AM »

I am looking for book recommendations on modern railroad operations like the Class 1, and perhaps the Class 2.

I'd like to learn about the drivers, competitive dynamics, strategy, etc.  All that cool ins and outs of what it takes to be successful wand what are the killers.  Metrics for success and failure.  If there was an analysis of trucking vs. rail, vs barge...  that would be the cat's pajamas!

I am planning on starting my own railroad and I am doing a little background investigation.  KIDDING..  I like the transpiration industry!

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Book Recommendations on Modern Train Businesses
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 08:49:41 AM »
The recent Matt Rose interview linked in another thread is great

A couple recent under the radar books (but less focused on industry competitive advantage are)
Riding The Rails, Inside the Business of America's Railroads - memoir of Robert Krebs, he elevated Rose
Railroader The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-time CEO Hunter Harrison