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February 2015

Part 1 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Banks

Part 2 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Equipment Providers/Equipment Management Services

Part 3 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Finance Companies

Part 4 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Investment Banks

Part 5 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Lessors

Part 6 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Professional Services/Consulting

Rail News: Mechanical

Progressive Railroading's 2015 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
Web: www.abhatchconsulting.com

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, abh18@mindspring.com


AllTranstek LLC

1101 W. 31st St. - Suite 200
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-325-9977 | Fax: 630-325-9978
Web: www.alltranstek.com | Email: info@alltranstek.com

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: kloster@alltranstek.com


The Boxcar Companies LLC




72 Chamberlain Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 1V9
613-237-2500 | Fax: 613-237-4494
Web: www.cpcstrans.com | Email: ottawa@cpcstrans.com

Description of services: CPCS is an international professional-services consultancy specializing in transport infrastructure development, strategy and planning advisory services. The firm was founded as "Canadian Pacific Consulting Services" in 1969 — the railway consulting arm of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Since then, CPCS has evolved into an independent multi-disciplinary consulting firm, completing over 1,000 assignments in more than 115 countries worldwide. The company's core business is advising on railway transportation and service development; CPCS has worked with "railway organizations and private companies worldwide to assess infrastructure and develop strategies to expand railway networks and plan to improve the performance of rail transport services," the company says. CPCS offers a range of multidisciplinary services, providing support to clients "at any point during the project life cycle, from need recognition to project implementation," the company says.

Contact: George Kaulbeck, Principal and Practice Leader - Rail Sector, 613-237-2500 x317, gkaulbeck@cpcstrans.com


Economic Planning Associates Inc.

1050 W. Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY 11787
631-864-4900 | Fax: 631-864-4932
Web: www.epainc.com | Email: epacorp@aol.com

Description of services: Economic and industry consultants.

Contact: Peter M. Toja, President


EdgePoint Capital Advisors Inc.



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

2255 Sumter Lake Drive
Marietta, GA 30062
Web: www.biggsappraisal.com | Email: biggsappraisal@yahoo.com

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
Web: www.FTRintel.com/railguide | Email: ftr@FTRintel.com

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, estarks@FTRintel.com


GE Capital, Rail Services



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.)
Web: www.hwtsk.com

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 the acquired assets. Since 2000, HWTSK has acted as advisers on a number of public-private financing transactions, including more than $20 billion in transactions for freight and passenger rolling stock, locomotives, maintenance equipment and infrastructure.

Contact: John H. Winner, President and CEO, 301-983-9098, winner@hwtsk.com; Jonathan H. Klein, Managing Director, Equipment, 215-917-2552, klein@hwtsk.com; Jeremy R. Drew, Managing Director, Europe, +44 207-354-3451, Drew@hwtsk.com


Northeast Logistics Systems LLC

59 Fountain St. - Suite 300
Framingham, MA 01702
617-418-3570 | Fax: 978-268-5080
Web: www.nels.us.com | Email: info@nelogsys.com

Description of services: Fleet manangement/asset optimization.

Contact: Richard E. Flynn, President and Founder, richard.flynn@nels.us.com


Nossaman LLP

777 South Figueroa St. - 34th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
202-887-1420 | Fax: 202-466-3215
Web: www.nossaman.com

Description of services: Nossaman LLP's railroad attorneys have in-depth transactional and regulatory experience in the rail transportation industry. The firm's attorneys have "extensive experience with all types of rail projects, including a wide range of freight and commuter rail projects," the company says. The attorneys advise on enabling legislation; compliance with project planning requirements; legislative advocacy for federal and state public funding; procurement of finance, design, engineering and other professional services; negotiation of federal and state grant agreements; assistance with property, right of way, rolling stock, and systems acquisitions; and procurement of construction, maintenance, operations and project services.

Contact: Kevin Sheys, Partner, ksheys@nossaman.com


Oliver Wyman

200 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02118
617-424-3510 | Fax: 617-424-3871
Web: www.oliverwymangroup.com

Description of services: Oliver Wyman provides asset valuation, fleet strategy, due diligence and M&A services.

Contact: William J. Rennicke; email: bill.rennicke@oliverwyman.com


PLG Consulting

200 W. Madison St. - Suite 1820
Chicago, IL 60606
312-957-7757 | Fax: 312-282-6876
Web: www.plgconsulting.com | Email: info@prologisticsgroup.com

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

Contact: Taylor Robinson, President, 508-982-1319, trobinson@plgconsulting.com


Railroad Industries Inc.

1575 Delucchi Lane - Suite 106
Reno, NV 89502
775-329-4855 | Fax: 775-329-4844
Web: www.railroadindustries.com | Email: rii@railroadindustries.com

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.

Contact: Anastacia Sullivan, Director of Operations, Planning and Business Development, 775-329-4855, asullivan@railroadindustries.com


RailSolutions Inc.

1307 Jamestown Road - Suite 101
Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-903-4606 | Fax: 757-903-4705
Web: www.railsolutionsinc.com

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, jhusband@railsolutionsinc.com


Strategic Rail Finance

1700 Sansom St. - Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-564-3122 | Fax: 215-564-3288
Web: www.strategicrail.com

Description of services: Mergers, acquisitions, sales, market guidance and development, and financing of rail-related equipment, companies, and projects. Strategic Rail Finance offers 20 years of "personal, comprehensive expertise in expanding business value and increasing access to capital," the company says.

Contact: Michael Sussman, President, msussman@strategicrail.com


Tealinc Ltd.



Vanness Co. Inc.

830-13 A1A North - Suite 204
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
904-280-1898 | Fax: 904-280-1899
Web: www.vannesscompany.com | Email: vannessco@comcast.net
Description of services: Strategic and financial consulting for railroads.

Contact: Chris Rooney, President



5216 Lourcey Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257-1146
Web: www.worleyparsons.com

Description of services: WorleyParsons offers "sophisticated" analytical models fusing together publicly available data to assist clients in analyzing Class Is' financial, operational and pricing performance, the company says. The firm provides advisory services to rail-car financiers, owners, users and car manufacturers using its rail-car fleet forecasting model. WorleyParsons is a global provider of infrastructure assessments, due diligence and business case modeling for the revitalization of existing railways and evaluation of proposed railway corridors.

Contact: Larry Shughart, Global Lead Railway Consulting, larry.shughart@worleyparsons.com


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