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February 2016

Part 1 : Progressive Railroading's 2016 Finance & Leasing Guide: Banks

Part 2 : Progressive Railroading's 2016 Finance & Leasing Guide: Equipment Providers/Equipment Management Services

Part 3 : Progressive Railroading's 2016 Finance & Leasing Guide: Finance Companies

Part 4 : Progressive Railroading's 2016 Finance & Leasing Guide - Investment Banks

Part 5 : Progressive Railroading's 2016 Finance & Leasing Guide - Lessors

Part 6 : Progressive Railroading's 2016 Finance & Leasing Guide: Professional Services/Consulting

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Progressive Railroading's 2016 Finance & Leasing Guide: Professional Services/Consulting

abh consulting — transportation analysis & consulting

155 W. 68th St. - Suite 1117, New York, NY 10023
212-595-0457; Cell: 917-520-7101
Description of services: abh consulting is the business title for Anthony Hatch, an independent railroad analyst with more than 30 years of Wall Street experience. Hatch serves the investment community (both public and private), as well as the railroad industry.
Contact: Anthony Hatch,

Advisian, WorleyParsons Group

5216 Lourcey Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257-1146
Description of services: Advisian is a global provider of infrastructure assessments, due diligence, business case modeling and operations management improvement programs. Advisian specializes in the revitalization of existing colonial railways and developing bankable feasibility studies for proposed new railway corridors. Advisian offers sophisticated analytical models to assist clients in analyzing railway financial, operational and pricing performance. The firm provides advisory services to financiers, owners, users and manufacturers.
Contact: Larry Shughart, Director Railway Practice, Americas,

AllTranstek LLC

1101 W. 31st St. - Suite 200, Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-325-9977 | Fax: 630-325-9978
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Description of services: Rail car: Fleet maintenance management, technical and strategic services consulting, maintenance management software development, regulatory compliance, training and inspection services.
Contact: Richard Kloster, SVP, Business Development & Technical Services, 847-544-6760; email:

The Boxcar Companies LLC



72 Chamberlain Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1V9
613-237-2500 | Fax: 613-237-4494
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Description of services: CPCS is a management consulting firm providing strategic advisory services specific to transportation and power infrastructure, operations, investment, policy and regulation. Founded as Canadian Pacific Consulting Services in 1969 as the railway consulting arm of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the firm specializes in mobilizing private investment for public infrastructure, specifically through public-private partnerships. Rail services include engineering design, market studies, operations/capacity analysis and modeling, rolling stock assessment, infrastructure condition assessment, financial and economic analysis, railway business analysis and planning, and community engagement, according to the company’s website.

Economic Planning Associates Inc.

1050 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-864-4900 | Fax: 631-864-4932
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Description of services: Economic and industry consultants.
Contact: Peter M. Toja, President

Edward D. Biggs III LLC d/b/a Biggs Appraisal

2255 Sumter Lake Drive, Marietta, GA 30062
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Description of services: Rail equipment appraisal and inspection.
Contact: Edward D. Biggs III, President


1720 N. Kinser Pike - Suite 210, Bloomington, IN 47404
888-988-1699 | Fax: 877-222-9060
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Description of services: For more than two decades, FTR has offered North American freight transportation forecasting and analysis. The company’s forecasters collect and analyze data likely to impact freight movement and issues report for rail, intermodal and trucking transportation. FTR also provides demand analysis for rail-car and commercial vehicles.
Contact: Eric Starks, President, 888-988-1699 x41,

The Greenbrier Cos.


Harral Winner Thompson Sharp Klein Inc. (HWTSK)

8606 Timber Hill Lane, Potomac, MD 20854
301-983-9098 (U.S.) | +44 207-354-3451 (U.K.)
Description of services: HWTSK provides management consulting services to railway enterprises, governments, rail industry suppliers, investors, entrepreneurs, and financial institutions involved in transactions in the rail sector. The firm specializes in reforming and restructuring state-owned railways, including urban and suburban transport systems, and freight and passenger railways. HWTSK provides due diligence services in rail acquisitions, and equipment financing transactions including evaluation of fleet condition, future value, and earning potential of acquired assets. Since 2000, HWTSK has acted as advisers on a number of public and private financing transactions, including more than $20 billion in transactions for rolling stock, locomotives, maintenance equipment, and infrastructure.
Contact: John H. Winner, President and CEO, 301-983-9098,; Jonathan H. Klein, Managing Director, Equipment, 215-917-2552,; Jeremy R. Drew, Managing Director, Europe, +44 207-354-3451,

NorthEast Logistics Systems LLC

59 Fountain St., Suite 300, Framingham, MA 01702
617-418-3570 | Fax: 978-268-5080
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Description of services: NorthEast Logistics Systems LLC (NELS) provides its clients with data and the analytics needed to assess rail economics and address performance issues. NELS can improve asset utilization, reduce risk and lower total transportation costs, thus improving operational efficiencies, the company says.
Contact: Richard E. Flynn, President and Founder,

Nossaman LLP

777 South Figueroa St. - 34th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
202-887-1400 | Fax: 202-466-3215
Description of services: Nossaman LLP’s railroad attorneys have “in-depth transactional and regulatory experience on a wide range of freight and passenger rail projects,” the company says. The railroad attorneys advise freight and passenger railroads, ports, shippers, rolling stock and equipment manufacturers and lessors and service companies on rail sector mergers and acquisitions; a wide range of STB, FRA and FTA compliance issues; and procurement of construction, maintenance, operations and professional services.

Oliver Wyman

200 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02118
617-424-3510 | Fax: 617-424-3871
Description of services: Oliver Wyman provides asset valuation, fleet strategy, due diligence and M&A services.
Contact: William J. Rennicke,

PLG Consulting

200 W. Madison St. - Suite 1820, Chicago, IL 60606
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Description of services: Consulting services for the bulk logistics, freight-rail, energy and chemical industries.
Contact: Taylor Robinson, President, 508-982-1319,

Railroad Industries Inc.

1575 Delucchi Lane - Suite 106, Reno, NV 89502
775-329-4855 | Fax: 775-329-4844
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Description of services: The company offers equipment and track inspections, and appraisals; rail-line evaluations; maintenance costing and lease term valuations; repair and upgrade costing; rail equipment and service forecasting; and equipment utilization planning based on operations and railroad service.

RailSolutions Inc.

1307 Jamestown Road - Suite 101, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-903-4606 | Fax: 757-903-4705
Description of services: RailSolutions Inc. provides a variety of railroad equipment-related consulting, technical and advisory services to financial institutions, railroads, shippers and fleet operators, with a primary focus on equipment valuation and appraisal services. Additional services include rail-car and locomotive inspections, remarketing services, equipment repair and overhaul cost analyses, and portfolio valuations.
Contact: James D. Husband, President,



Strategic Rail Finance

1700 Sansom St. - Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-564-3122 | Fax: 215-564-3288
Description of services: Strategic Rail Finance is a specialized rail industry capital and business advisory firm, and a partner in a $350 million rail investment company. Acquisitions and divestitures, high-level industry guidance, market development and financing of rail-related companies, projects, and equipment with 21 years of client case studies available at
Contact: Michael Sussman, President,

Tealinc Ltd.


Vanness Co. Inc.

830-13 A1A North - Suite 204, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
904-280-1898 | Fax: 904-280-1899
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Description of services: Strategic and financial consulting for railroads.
Contact: Chris Rooney, President

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