Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad – President Carl Belke talks with us about his 40+ year career in the railroad industry, including his tenure at the Delaware & Hudson, why he prefers ALCOs, and how the WNYP participated in the 2010 movie ‘Unstoppable’.
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We discuss recent developments at Norfolk Southern, including Wick Moorman stepping down as Chairman of the Board, the end of ‘Roadrailers’, and the purchase of the southern Delaware & Hudson lines.
Carl Belke Interview (3:50)
Getting Started in the Industry in the ’70s – 3:50
His thoughts on the Norfolk Southern D&H purchase – 16:27
His role at the Western New York & Pennsylvania – 23:30
The Importance of ALCOs – 32:22
Railfans – 35:26
Filming ‘Unstoppable’ – 39:44
The future of the Railroad – 47:43
Question of the Day (53:52)
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