2006 Past Sandhouse Events

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Date Speaker Title and Links

12/08/2006

Lee Clair
Senior Partner of Norbridge, Inc.

"Coal Transportation Issues and Opportunities"

Benchmarking Study (PDF)

11/28/2006

Mike Garcia
Chief - Rail Engineering Unit
Illinois DOT

"Illinois High Speed Rail Track Project - Mazonia to Springfield (118 miles)"

ftp://ftp.dot.state.il.us/pub/railroads/
username: public
password: idot

When another window opens: "FTP Log On" - just press OK - and the presentation should open. (No password).

10/03/06

Rail Panel
Sandhouse Rail Group member Norm Carlson organized a panel of senior railroad executives to discuss the role railroads play in international logistics and the global economy.

Chair: Norm Carlson
Carlson Consulting International

Art Shoener, President & CEO, Kansas City Southern Railroad


Mort Fuller
, Chairman & CEO, Genesse & Wyoming Railroad Co.


Tom Hoback
, President & CEO, The Indiana Rail Road Company


Charles Swinburn
, CEO,RailAmerica, Inc.


Bob Gallamore
, The Gallamore Group Former director of the Transportation Center

"Swimming with the Giants in International Waters"

Shoener Presentation (PDF)
Hoback Presentation (PDF) (7.17 MB)
Swinburn Presentation (PDF)

09/28/2006

Mike Blaszak
Chicago Attorney:
Senior Counsel, Earth Tech Inc.

"Reregulation: The Struggle for Prosperity"

Presentation (PDF)

08/14/2006

Rick Harnish
Executive Director
Midwest High Speed Rail Association

"High Speed Passenger Trains on the Illinois Amtrak Network"

07/17/2006

Norm Carlson
Chairman
Carson Consulting International, LLC

"Transforming Innovation at the Illinois Central Electric"

Train From Randolph (Publication) (PDF)

06/12/2006

Robert E. Gallamore
Former Director
Transportation Center
Northwestern University

"Enduring Enterprise: The Development of the North American Railroad in the Twentieth Century"

Presentation (PDF)

05/10/2006

Earl Wacker
CSX Superintendent

Bill Thompson
Association of American Railroads CREATE Railroad Program Manager

"Update on Chicago's CREATE Program"

Presentation (PDF)

Article appearing in Progressive Railroad, July 2006: "Creative Solutions needed to finance CREATE" by Jim Giblin

05/02/2006

David L. Gunn
Past President and CEO of Amtrak

"National Transportation Policy and Intercity Rail Passenger Service"

03/22/2006

Phil Pasterak
Midwest Regional Manager of PB Transit and Rail Systems

David Kralik
New Start Project Leader - Star Line at Metra

"The Star Line"

Presentation (PDF - 8.4 MB)

02/13/2006

J. Reilly McCarren
Chairman of the Arkansas Missouri Railroad, and former President and CEO of the Wisconsin Central Railroad System

"Impact of Weight Limits on Small & Medium Railroads"

Presentation (PDF)

01/17/2006

Ian Savage
Professor of Economics, Northwestern University

"Trespassing and U.S. Railroads"

Presentation (PDF)