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Prominent leaders in the short-line industry will be among presenters at the RailTrends 2017 conference, which will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in New York City.
Among those that will represent short lines are Linda Bauer Darr, president of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association; John "Jack" Hellmann, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Genesee & Wyoming Inc.; James Hertwig, president and CEO of Florida East Coast Railway; and Rick Webb, CEO of Watco Cos. LLC.
Also at RailTrends, Hellmann will be presented the 2017 Railroad Innovator Award, which recognizes an individual's outstanding achievement in the rail industry.
Sponsored by Progressive Railroading, RailTrends is the only event of its kind in North America. The conference brings together high-ranking freight-rail professionals to discuss and debate trending topics in the industry. Registration and more information is available on the RailTrends website.