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February 2019

Part 1 : Progressive Railroading's 2019 Finance & Leasing Guide: Banks

Part 2 : Progressive Railroading's 2019 Finance & Leasing Guide: Equipment providers/Equipment Management Services

Part 3 : Progressive Railroading's 2019 Finance & Leasing Guide: Finance Companies

Part 4 : Progressive Railroading's 2019 Finance & Leasing Guide: Investment Banks

Part 5 : Progressive Railroading's 2019 Finance & Leasing Guide: Lessors

Part 6 : Progressive Railroading's 2019 Finance & Leasing Guide: Professional services/consulting

Rail News: Mechanical

Progressive Railroading's 2019 Finance & Leasing Guide: Professional services/consulting


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., #200, Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-325-9977 | Fax: 630-325-9978 |

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

DVB Bank SE Representative Office New York


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: Economic and rail-car supply/demand forecasts.

Contact: Peter M. Toja, President

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

2255 Sumter Lake Drive, Marietta, GA 30062
404-625-4059 |

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 |

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.

Contact: Eric Starks, Chairman and CEO, 888-988-1699 ext. 41,

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 which 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. NELS can improve asset utilization, reduce risk and lower total transportation costs, thus improving operational efficiencies, the company says.
Contact: Richard Flynn, President and Founder,

Nossaman LLP

1666 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
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, 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
850-598-9449 | Fax: 617-424-3871

Description of services: Oliver Wyman provides rail equipment valuation, M&A, transaction due diligence, fleet strategy and market assessment, and fleet risk assessments.
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: 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.

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

Description of services: Railroad equipment appraisal and advisory services.

Contact: Rob Blankemeyer, President

Strategic Rail Finance

1700 Sansom St.
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.

Contact: Cliff Bassman, Business Development Director

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