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February 2020

Part 1 : Progressive Railroading's 2020 Finance & Leasing Guide: Banks

Part 2 : Progressive Railroading's 2020 Finance & Leasing Guide: Equipment Providers/Equipment Management Services

Part 3 : Progressive Railroading Finance & Leasing Guide: Finance Companies

Part 4 : Progressive Railroading Finance & Leasing Guide: Investment Banks

Part 5 : Progressive Railroading Finance & Leasing Guide: Lessors

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

Rail News: Mechanical

Progressive Railroading Finance & Leasing Guide:Professional Services/Consulting

A directory of firms that offer an array of financial services to the rail industry


abh consulting — transportation analysis & consulting

1230 Park Ave. Suite 4A, New York, NY 10128
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,

AllTranstek LLC

1101 W. 31st St., Suite 200,
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-325-9977 | Fax: 630-325-9978 |

Description of services: Rail car fleet management, technical services and strategic consulting.

American Railcar Industries Inc.


Helaba (Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen) New York Branch


The David J. Joseph Co.


Economic Planning Associates Inc.

1050 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-864-4900 | Fax: 631-864-4932 |

Description of services: Analyses of economic and industry developments that affect both short-term (one to two years), and long-term (five years) demand/supply for the major individual rail car types and projections of deliveries for these car types, both short and long term.

Contact: Peter M. Toja, President

Biggs Appraisal Service

2255 Sumter Lake Drive
Marietta, GA 30062

Description of services: Rail equipment appraisal and inspection.

Contact: Edward D. Biggs III, President


1720 N. Kinser Pike
Bloomington, IN 47404
888-988-1699 | Fax: 877-222-9060 |

Description of services: For more than two decades, FTR has offered forecasting and analysis for freight transportation and equipment demand for the North American market. The company’s forecasters collect and analyze data likely to impact freight demand and movement, and issue reports for rail, intermodal and truck transportation. FTR also provides demand analysis for rail cars and commercial vehicles.

Integrity Rail Partners Inc.

Schaumburg, Illinois 847-544-6760 |

Description of services: Integrity Rail Partners Inc. is a private transportation consulting company that provides strategic consulting to the rail industry.

Contact: Richard Kloster, Founder

NorthEast Logistics Systems LLC

2 Central St., Suite 107
Framingham, MA 01701
617-418-3570 |

Description of services: NorthEast Logistics Systems LLC (NELS) offers comprehensive data transformation services that utilize its proprietary database of rail network assets and locations, with the ability to integrate GPS and CLM data feeds. NELS provides its clients with analytical tools and diagnostics needed to assess rail traffic performance issues, backed by a solid foundation of railroad industry expertise. The company can improve asset utilization, reduce risk and lower total transportation costs, thus improving operational efficiencies, the company says.

Contact: Richard Flynn, President and Founder,

Oliver Wyman

99 High St., 32nd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
859-598-9449 | Fax: 617-424-3871

Description of services: Oliver Wyman provides business and fleet strategies and equipment valuation.

Contact: William J. Rennicke,

PLG Consulting

100 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60603
312-957-7757 |

Description of services: Consulting services for the bulk logistics, freight-rail, energy and chemical industries.

Railroad Industries Inc.

8098 Anselmo Ct.
Reno, NV 89523
775-825-6570 |

Description of services: Railroad Industries Inc. is a cull-service transportation and rail consulting firm that has a team of “diversified consultants, each with 20 to 50 years of experience in transportation-related business,” according the company’s website.

RailSolutions LLC

2536 Wexford-Bayne Road, Suite 205
Sewickley, PA 15143
724-766-6699 |

Description of services: Locomotive and rail-car appraisal and advisory services.

Contact: Rob Blankemeyer, President

Strategic Rail Finance

1700 Sansom St., Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-564-3122 |

Description of services: For more than 25 years, Strategic Rail Finance has provided business advisory, operations planning, project and public finance advisory, and freight-based land use planning services. Clients include railroads, port authorities, state agencies, public and private developers, transloaders, and industrial companies across North America.

Tealinc Ltd.


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