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RailTrends lines up final speakers for 2016 conference


RailTrends® 2016 has announced its final speakers and presentations for this year's event, which will be held Nov. 17-18 at the W Hotel in New York City.

Presented by Progressive Railroading, RailTrends is the leading conference in the railway industry.

Recently added sessions for this year's event include:
•  "Genesee & Wyoming Inc.'s Operating Model: Regional Density, Centralized Best Practices and Short-Line Entrepreneurship," which will be presented Nov. 17 by David Ebbrecht, senior vice president of the Northeast region railroads, Genesee & Wyoming;
•  an update on rail-car counts, which will be presented Nov. 17 by Richard Kloster, senior vice president of AllTranstek/FTR;
•  A Florida East Coast Railway update, which will be presented Nov. 18 by Jim Hertwig, president of Florida East Coast Rail; and
•  A Norfolk Southern Corp. update, which will be presented by NS VP of Industrial Products Michael McClellan on Nov. 18.

Last week, Progressive Railroading announced Amtrak's new leader Charles "Wick" Moorman will be a featured speaker at this year's conference.

Moorman, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Norfolk Southern Corp., will speak at 9:45 a.m. on Nov. 17.

Amtrak's board appointed Moorman president and chief executive officer effective Sept. 1. He is the 10th executive to lead Amtrak since it began operation in 1971.

Prior to his appointment at Amtrak, he spent four decades at NS and its predecessor, Southern Railway. Moorman retired as NS chair and CEO in 2015.

To learn more about this year's RailTrends agenda, check out the RailTrends website. To register, click here

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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