beware that today's announcement that Berkshire Hathaway's purchase of Burlington Northern will not equate to an increase demand for railcars. Wilbur Ross stated that the rail industry is in a depressed state and will continue that way for sometime. He also said that 1/3 of all rail cars are setting idle. His rail knowledge comes from the fact that his investment firm owns a railcar leasing business. Bottom line is now is not the time to invest in railroads, and railroad equipment manufactures - no matter what the Wall Street people say.