Three-volume collection from UMSL looks at modern railroad management

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June 23, 2015
Modern Railroad Management 3 Volume Set
Modern Railroad Management 3 Volume Set

The Center for Transportation Studies at University of Missouri, Saint Louis (UMSL) in St. Louis, Missouri, has compiled a three-volume collection of works on managing the modern railroad. Dr. Ray Mundy and Dr. Daniel Rust served as editors of this undertaking. Distilled from hundreds of recent publications, the selected articles in these volumes were organized into chapters dedicated to current issues such as regulation, finance, labor, and pricing. The collection is intended for students and practitioners of the railroad industry, as well as for anyone wishing to better understand the railroad industry today. All three volumes of Readings in Modern Railroad Management are available at

How to purchase:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the “Bookstore” tab
  3. Type “Readings in Modern Railroad Management” into the search box located in the upper left-hand side of the page and click the “Search” button.
  4. Click on “Add to cart” for each of the volumes you wish to purchase and then complete the checkout process

Upon request, the Center for Transporation Studies at UMSL can create customized texts for classroom use with content drawn from any of the three volumes.

Volume 1
Section I: Introduction to the Railroads
Section II: Current Workforce Issues
Section III: Railroads and Government Involvement
Section IV: The Rise of Shortline Railroads

Volume 2
Section I: Financing Infastructure Solutions    
Section II: Accounting and Finance Issues
Section III: The Value of Rail Intermodal
Section IV: Sharing The Tracks with Passenger Rail

Volume 3
Section I: Marketing and Operation of Freight Railroads
Section II: Global Freight Railroad Issues
Section III: The Future of Freight Rail

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