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Adam Inselbuch
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Credit Suisse, New York

Sandhouse Rail Group Luncheon Meeting:
"Annual Financial Update of the Transportation Industry"
Presentation (PDF)


Jim McClellan
Vice President
Woodside Consulting

Presentation: "This Too Shall Pass"
Rail Freight and Passenger Services in Light of the Recession and Mounting Deficits
Full Presentation (PDF - 24.3 MB)
[Slides 1-19] - [Slides 20-42]


Field Trip to Belt Railway of Chicago Clearing Yard
Hosts: Patrick J. O’Brien
President, Belt Railway of Chicago


Ron Sucik
The Tioga Group

"'Containerized Intermodal Goods Movement Assessment (CIGMA)' with special emphasis on the rail impacts of the study"

Presentation (PDF)


David Rohal
SVP and COO, RailAmerica
President, of the Florida East Coast Railway

"A discussion with the Sandhouse Rail Group of the Transportation Center"

Presentation (PDF - 12 MB)


Christopher P.L. Barkan
Associate Professor
George Krambles Faculty Fellow
Director - Railroad Engineering Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Recent Developments in North American Railroad Tank Car Safety"

Presentation pt. 1 (PDF - 31 MB)
Presentation pt. 2 (PDF - 24 MB)


William C. Sippel
Fletcher & Sippel LLC

"What in the World Is Going On at the STB?"

Presentation (PDF)


Tom Hoback
President & CEO, Indiana Railroad Company
Erin Cully
Student Intern

"The Intern and the CEO"

Presentation (PDF)


Jim Kveradas
Director for Corporate Development for the CN

"Proposed purchase of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad by the Canadian National"

Presentation (PDF) (Kveradas)
Presentation (PDF) (Giblin)


Mike Shiffer, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Illinois, Chicago)

"Emerging Technologies and Mass Transit Planning: Moving Bits to Move People"

Presentation (PDF)


Mike Blazsak
Senior Counsel to Earth Tech, Inc.

"Future of the Rail Carload Business: Loose-Car Railroading"

Presentation (PDF)