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The Battle Of The Rails
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 15, 2011 @ 12:00 pm In Economy,M&A | Comments Disabled
Similar to the Big Bank chart  we ran on Monday, this graphic shows a series of mergers in the rail shipping industry over the past 50 years has led to the creation of four freight rail giants that now control 90% of all business.
There are now only four that matter: CSX, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe now take in more than 90% of the market.
Source: Nicolas Rapp, September 13, 2011 The battle of the rails 
Hat tip: Flowing Data 
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URLs in this post:
 Big Bank chart: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/09/big-bank-chart/
 Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/rail_mergers.gif
 Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/RAIL_MAP.gif
 The battle of the rails: http://nicolasrapp.com/?p=951
 Flowing Data: http://flowingdata.com/2011/09/14/freight-railroad-mergers/
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