“Always race with locomotive to crossings. Engineers like it; it breaks the monotony of their job.”
- Candacy Taylor
Playing the old board game Monopoly as a kid, we were always keen to accumulate the railroads to collect the rental income with a great ROI.
Today, Warren Buffett owns a railroad, Burlington Northern Santa Fe so i cant help but wonder if he played Monopoly as a kid, like he does as an adult. ;^)
In 2015 this special edition Monopoly game came out:
New Monopoly game features Warren Buffett
A special edition of the “Monopoly” board game features Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway companies
Hopping aboard Union Pacific…
U.S. freight railroads say board wage recommendations will guide worker contract agreement
August 17, 2022
“The railroads are prepared to meet with the rail unions and reach agreements based on the PEB report without delay,” the NCCC said.
The NCCC said the board recommendation would increase wages by 24% during the five-year period from 2020 through 2024, with a 14.1% wage increase effective immediately.
**** During the last conference call, UNP CEO Fritz commented on working with the Unions to improve workers lives with increased hiring, offering tech support and scholarships, improved standard scheduling, while responding to employee surveyed needs.
Should You Buy Railroad Stocks? The Complete Answer
Railroad stocks offer a moat
Railroad stocks offer growth and sustainability
Rail is already the most efficient way to more freight as a gallon of fuel can move a ton of freight for 470 miles on average.
Precision Scheduled Railroading Increases Railroad Profitability + Scale
Railroad stocks performance and valuation
Actually, over the last 5 years all railroad stocks have beaten the S&P 500.
Railroad stocks dividends and buybacks
Railroads are Facing a number of headwinds including supply chain issues, high fuel costs, and rising labor costs that will, IMHO, subside and pay off moving Forward; so this may be a good moment in time to Feather your portfolio nest with a 2.2% dividend from Union Pacific.
Allll abooooard, kevin c