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Progressive Railroading
Progressive Railroading January 2019
Cover Story:
Class I Interview: BNSF Railway's Matt Rose
Come April, Matt Rose's 26-year career with BNSF Railway Co. will draw to a close. He plans to retire as executive chairman. After joining BNSF in 1993 as senior vice president of the merchandise business unit, Rose held several other senior leadership roles in marketing and operations before he climbed to the position of chief operating officer. He was appointed chairman and chief executive officer in late 2000, served in those posts for 13 years, and then assumed the newly formed position of executive chairman on Jan. 1, 2014.

Rose helped guide BNSF's transition to a privately held company after Berkshire Hathaway Inc. acquired the railroad in 2009. He also navigated the organization through several economic swings while still prompting significant business growth. Along the way, Rose molded himself into a mover and shaker, not only greatly influencing the direction of BNSF, but the prospects of the rail industry, by leading efforts to avoid potentially harmful regulation.

So what does the man himself consider his greatest contributions to both BNSF and the industry? What were the seminal moments in his long career? What will he do post-retirement? Managing Editor Jeff Stagl talks with Rose to find out. Several mentors, colleagues and observers also weigh in on Rose and his accomplishments.
Annual Grade Crossing Update
Freight and passenger railroads continue to educate communities on crossing safety, whether they team up with law enforcement agencies, first responders and rail-safety educators. They're also setting aside resources to update existing crossings or implement new technologies to help prevent accidents. This month, we survey a cross-section of freight and passenger roads to share the many strategies they have in place or in the works to make the safety grade at highway-rail crossings.
Locomotive Market Update
How's the market for locomotive power shaping up this year? What's new on the technology front? Representatives from locomotive manufacturers talk trends, recent order activity and the prospects for same in the year ahead.
State of Railroad Bridges
Freight and passenger railroads continue to push ahead on a host of bridge repair and renovation projects. We chat with a sampling of railroads and transit agencies about some of their major bridge projects, as well as the challenges they're facing along the way.
C&S Technology:
Wire and Cable
In this product update, a cross-section of suppliers of wire and cable accessories share information on their latest wares.
Bonus Distribution:
2019 NIT League Transportation Summit (Jan. 21-23, 2019, at the Hilton Palacio del Rio, San Antonio, Texas)


Acacia Reber
Regional Sales Manager
Progressive Railroading
P: 215-704-3349