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About Jim Blaze, Railroad Economist

Jim Blaze is a career railroad economist with an engineering background and a strategic analysis outlook.

Jim’s career spans 21 years with Consolidated Rail Corporation (CONRAIL), 17 years with the rail engineering firm Zeta Tech Associates, 7 years with the State of Illinois Department of Transportation in Chicago urban goods movement research, and two years studying what to do with the seven bankrupt and unrecognizable Northeast railroads at the federal agency USRA.

Now primarily a teacher and writer, Jim likes to focus on contrarian observations about the railroad industry.

Contact Jim via email at jim.blaze@railroadeconomist.com or phone at +1.856.230.8248.