Franchising Follies & Failures

  The birthplace of railroads has an identity crisis. Or perhaps more of a “political will” crisis. Great Britain’s railways seem to be rapidly approaching a day of reckoning and grudging acknowledgement of the fact, that the much ballyhooed privatization and franchising model of the British railway system is destined for failure. It “only” took […]

Water, water, everywhere…

Here in DC we have had barely a drop of rain for what seems to have been months. Temperatures have also been unusually high for a long stretch. Just yesterday we hit another temperature record for that day. Not since 1871 have we had a 2nd of October were the mercury topped out at 98 […]

InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin, Germany

It was that time again: September 2018 in Berlin, Germany. InnoTrans, the bi-annual binge fest regarding all things railroad, had opened its doors for a week. The big guys like Skoda Transportation, Siemens-Alstom, StadlerRail, Bombardier Transportation as well as Hitachi Rail were all showing off their newest and best. It was however the not so […]