2011 Past Sandhouse Events

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Date

Speaker

Title and Links

12/07/2011

Chris Ceraso
Director & Senior Equity Research Analyst
Credit Suisse, New York

Special Luncheon Meeting:

"Sandhouse Rail Group Luncheon Meeting: Transportation Trends and Investment Implications"

Flyer (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)

11/01/2011

Dennis Miller
President
Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd.

"Iowa Interstate's Resurrection of the Rock"

Flyer (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
 

10/06/2011

Gregory Schneider
Professor of History
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas

Joint Sandhouse Rail Group Meeting and Seminar:

"Requiem for a Railroad: The Collapse of the Rock Island"

Flyer (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)

09/20/2011

Ian Savage, Professor of Economics

David Kosnik, Research Engineer, ITI 

Joint Sandhouse Rail Group Meeting and Seminar:

Recent Railroad Research at Northwestern

Flyer (PDF)
Pedestrian Safety Presentation (PDF)
Bridge Stress Testing Presentation (PDF)

08/16/2011

Larry Kaufman
Noted Transportation Journalist
Consultant and Author

"Current Issues Regarding Competition in the Railroad Industry"

07/19/2011

Don Phillips
Noted Transportation Journalist

Special Joint Sandhouse Rail Group and
Icarus Society Meeting:
"Government: Is it Helping or Hurting Planes, Trains & Trucks?"

Flyer (PDF)

06/30/2011

William  C. Thompson
CREATE Railroad Program Manager
Association of American Railroads

"CREATE" - an Update

Presentation (PDF)

04/29/2011

Joe Shacter
Director of Public & Intermodal Transportation
Illinois Department of Transportation

Karen Hudlund
Chief Counsel
Federal Railroad Administration

Special Half-Day Sandhouse Rail Group Event:
"The Future State of High-Speed Rail in Illinois"

View Agenda (PDF)
View IDOT Presentation (PDF)
View FRA Presentation (PDF)
Additional Presentations

04/19/2011

Mark Hastings
Executive Vice President
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc.

"Buying Railroads"

Presentation (PDF)

03/15/2011

Steven R. Ditmeyer
Adjunct Professor
Railway Management Program
Michigan State University

"How to Maximize the Benefits from Your Railroad's Large Investment in Positive Train Control"

Flyer (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
Paper - "Network-Centric Railway Operations: Utilizing Intelligent Railway Systems" (PDF)

02/10/2011

Joseph Lorenzini
Chief Engineering Officer
METRA

"Bridging the Next Century: An Overview of Metra Rail Engineering and Update on Metra Bridge Projects"

Flyer (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)

01/27/2011

David Burns
Railroad Industrial Engineering Consultant

"Is there a Future for the Passenger Train? Yes, No, Maybe!"

Presentation (PDF)
Paper (PDF)